The sun has disappeared when I reached home from a long day at work. As my tired feet shuffled through the door, my spirit suddenly lifted.
I saw Dad napping on the massage chair, with my sweet little niece sleeping soundly on his weathered chest. I felt a gentle flow of warmth rejuvenating my senses as I gazed upon the old man and the little baby girl together as one,locked in a gentle embrace of contentment and love.
I knew I had to capture this beautiful moment as I raced into my room for my camera.
Firstly, my little “sleeping beauty”
I managed a couple of shots before mom emerged from the kitchen. It was then that I had a crazy idea and I asked mom to lie on dad’s chest for me to photograph them together. Mom gave a hearty laugh as she immediately laid down on dad’s shoulders like a little bird and closed her eyes. A few minutes later, my ” Sleeping Beauties” was borne.
One funny thing though, my eyes actually watered while I was taking the photographs. It was because my heart was deeply touched by this personification of unconditional love between husband and wife, grandparents and grandchild.
Do you feel it?