believe in pink {300/365}

Wow. Day 300.


My shot today started out as something entirely different in my head.  It went south, but I’m happy with it.

I think.

It’s different, for me.

Simply Hue’s creative challenge this week is “I Believe In Pink”.  Not pink for the obvious reasons you may think, but just … because.

I went for the obvious reason.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  If you know me, you know I’ve lost two of the most important people in my life to the evil that is cancer.  October is also the month I lost one of them, two years ago.

I have some pretty strong emotions about that.

Mostly, I’m angry.

So when October rolls around, I tend to ignore the pink everywhere.  I tend to be angry.

I know it’s not right.  I know it solves nothing.

I’m working on it.

So today, before this month is over …

pink 300/365

I miss you Mom.
and Lee? my bestest girlfriend, I miss you too.

I’m getting there.


In other news, this is the ONLY shot I took today and the final shot you will ever see from my poor old Canon. I set this up, took my shot, and then the old girl quit.


Strange, strange day.


You can find my 365 project on flickr or check out the flickr group for Shutter Sisters and Designer Digitals.
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  • Monybean
    Posted at 00:07h, 28 October Reply

    simple, strong, special

    • janice
      Posted at 09:28h, 28 October Reply

      thanks hon :)

  • Vicki
    Posted at 01:45h, 28 October Reply

    Jan your photo is perfect….I really love it. I’m so sorry about your Mom and best friend…I can’t even imagine how you must feel. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I know it wasn’t easy.

    Big, big HUGS!!!

    • janice
      Posted at 08:53h, 28 October Reply

      It’s good for the soul, y’know?
      Thanks Vicki.

  • cp
    Posted at 02:26h, 28 October Reply

    This is magnificent.

    It is so simple, and conveys so much.

    I know this is a hard month for you…but you did pink/october a lot of justice. This is a beautiful tribute to Lee and to your mom. Really beautiful.

    And I think there is something ironic in the fact that your camera waited for this photo before deciding to head to camera heaven. I think this is Lee and Mom’s way of saying…”thank you for this, sweetheart. we love you. now, go buy yourself something insanely expensive and awesome so you can continue to make magic.”

    At least, from what I know of Lee…she would have totally endorsed the shopping. LOL

    You are beauty and magic, J. I love you so much and I am so glad the universe joined us together as friends. xoxo

    • janice
      Posted at 08:52h, 28 October Reply

      are you trying to make me cry?
      and YOU m’dear, are the awesome, right back.

  • Betty Jo
    Posted at 09:27h, 28 October Reply

    I saw your beautiful photo on Flickr and followed your link to here. I’m so very sorry for your lose! I lost my precious husband two years ago this month, so I understand how bittersweet Oct can be. I didn’t lose him to cancer, but I did lose my mother to breast cancer some years before ♥

    • janice
      Posted at 12:52h, 28 October Reply

      Horrible to lose our loved ones.
      My condolences, in return!

  • geneil
    Posted at 21:26h, 28 October Reply

    gorgeous shot. I love it. such a poignant message too.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 11:25h, 29 October Reply

    I’m sorry for your losses, cancer is a b!tch.

    This shot is gorgeous, perfect for the theme.

    Congrats on 300 days, and big hugs to you xx

  • Tug
    Posted at 21:21h, 31 October Reply

    Haunting (no idea why) but absolutely beautiful photo J…love the sun flare.

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