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In response to the rumble which is one to show Isolation, I talk about Love, Loss, longing and life.

Being an only child I have always had that hint of loneliness in me. It’s not in my heart or my head, I feel it somewhere in my back, where an older sibling would grab you to give you a bear hug or where a younger sibling would grab on for a piggy back ride.

When I moved overseas on my grand adventure I had to say goodbye to my best friends, my brothers and sisters from other mothers and go out in to the world on my own, to find who I am without any prejudgement’s from people who have known you since kindy, or knew what happened at that party when you were 17. I brought a long a few things which make me, me.

My Ritchie dog, I’ve slept with him since I was 18 months old and even now on my way to being 24 I don’t see any reason to stop. He comforts me in a way that only he can.

I’ve also found things that have helped a long the way.

I have been away from home for almost two years now, and if it wasn’t for this lil baby I would feel even further away from home. Even though I’m in the great white north I can talk to people in the land down under daily, making us feel more together.

I’ve been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, and I’ll always have the memories, well that is until the Alzimers which runs in the family sets in, but then I will always have the photos.

On a long bus ride from one provence to the other i wrote in my phone “I’m found myself, now I’m just waiting to find you”.

A couple of months later, I did. He is an only child too.


  1. saidseni


    Beautiful. P.S.-Mine is a tiger, its name is Guidi and I still find place for it between me and my boyfriend in bed on those days when only it can comfort me... and there is no way I'm going to have a single child. ;)

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  2. erinwoodgatesphotography


    Thats awesome! I've actually been trying to get a collaboration together for awhile of portraits of Adults with their childhood toys! Let me know if you're interested!

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  3. canadas-lomography


    I still have a blanket!
    Lovely story

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  4. ashdinosaur


    Aw I still have heaps of cuddly toys. Childhood never dies.

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