One hot summer night Maria, Aela and I headed out to hike the woods near my house. It was August and the days were long and full of mosquitos. But still we laughed, they cuddled and teased, navigating the ever changing dynamic of mother and growing child, and, maybe without realizing it they showed me the subtle depth of family connection.
The relationship between mother and child will change over the years. They will each become different people with different memories of the past. But on this evening their love, intimacy and complexity was caught on camera, so that well into the future they can reflect on the relationship they once had, and note how it has changed and stayed the same.