Hide Me in the Honeysuckle Patch
I’m happy to release my newest work, Hide Me in the Honeysuckle Patch. This photobooklet is a short meditation from this past year as a parent. One of the more challenging aspects of the pandemic lock-down was watching my five-year-old daughter stuck inside, away from her friends. We attempted to entertain her as much as possible, but she longed for time spent with children her age. As spring broke, it brought with it the lushest honeysuckle I had seen in years. The golden vines filled the air with a sweet aroma.
I introduced my daughter to the taste of honeysuckle as we slowly began to leave our home. My wife and I worried if our daughter could safely play with the neighborhood kids. Would one of the children get sick? Would my daughter bring the virus home? Could we protect ourselves while still giving her some semblance of a childhood experience?
I thought about my own childhood. I remember running through the woods and eating honeysuckle with my friends. We were free. But as I became an adult, I realized that honeysuckle was an evasive vine that chocked out whatever it grew on. This childhood treat was a slow creeping killer.
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All the best,