Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter Light | Holding Onto Normal

Isn't it perfect, the winter light? Working on a story about a family of seven that recently found themselves homeless. In the first frame, the teenager hides under the blanket in the hotel room they all share. How I remember those grim days of being fourteen, exhausted and solitary. And there's nowhere to go when you live in one room with your family. The triumph of this family is how hard the parents work to keep everything 'normal'; homework, tidying up the living space, tossing the football in the parking lot.


Sheila Johnson said...
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Sheila Johnson said...

i LOVED the top one even before reading the background story and it´s even more evocative with the added info. i look forward to seeing what comes next. looks like an amazing story!