Sunday, 5 August 2012

Overjoyed that I would ask


He was. Overjoyed. He practically galloped to the armchair that I waved to. A photograp. Of him. Paul was excited. And apprehensive.

Here they are, in reverse order.

Paul is still growing into his feet, with a permanent stoop from bending down to listen to us lesser mortals. He is one of those people who moves slow as a tortoise but whose strides are so massive they reach their destination in good time.

He does not know it, but he will be waiting for me to bring the print to him next week. Paul has profound dementia.

10 comments:

Lois said...

They are all wonderful pictures Julie.

TheChieftess said...

They are wonderful Julie...how sad to know that he has profound dementia...especially with a big strong mammoth of a man with a giant presence...which is so apparent in your photos...

Margaret said...

How very sad for his family, he doesn't look all that old, still a fine looking, healthy,robust man.
How very cruel,still, he isn't in pain like some older people are.
On a tangent....saw gardening Australia last night, how amazing is The Paddington resevoir ? what a beautiful space.The local seecret garden!

Joan Elizabeth said...

We sometimes think portraits show us the state of mind of the subject. But for your commentary I would never have read that here.

Joe said...

Great portraits Julie. I hope Paul is overjoyed when you show him the prints next week.

Ann said...

Lovely. I'm sure he'll love it.

Not a course, Street Photography Meetup. Good group, learning from the others and its free. Surprised you haven't found it.

Julie said...

I will go check it out. I was involved with a Meetup, but found it not involving enough.

Stefan Jansson said...

He has a great smile. I like all the portraits. Sorry to hear about his dementia.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful perspectives of this interesting face! Paul seems like a gentle, beautiful man!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Wonderful photos of such a beautiful face.