“Sheep in Repose”

One of my favorite images, “Sheep in Repose”, was taken many years ago in a small Amish graveyard east of Middlefield, Ohio.  It’s a bit whimsical not only for the subjects portrayed but for my memory of how I had unwittingly crawled across 100 feet of sheep dung getting in position to take the shot.

Sheep (lambs) have been an auspicious symbol for the arrival of spring, rebirth and the coming of Easter.  I had originally entitled it “Trinity” but dropped the biblical allusion.  Moreover it is a sobering reminder that my health problems started abruptly a year ago tomorrow shortly before the advent of spring.  I now look forward to this new year as one of healing, enlightened perspectives and a time to somehow begin repaying Kate for her unfailing love and support each day.