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Out & Proud: The Man with The Child in His Eyes

For LGBT month, it seemed important to me to talk about the love of my life through my photos. He is the one who inspires me the most, the one I never miss when it comes to taking pictures. His love and strength makes him my muse. Even if life has not always been kind to us (and especially lately), it will always be there for me and I'll always be there for him.

Dawn, Taken using Lomo 400, Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day.

This picture means so much to me. A few years ago, my husband became seriously ill. I really thought I’d lose him. I felt the anxiety and fear of losing everything I had in life, his presence, his love, his support. I used for this photo, the image of the dawn as it represents renewal. This image is also often present in the film or tragedy.

“It’s a beautiful name, woman Narses. This is called the dawn.”
- Electre, Jean Giraudoux, Act II, Scene 10 final tirade.

Renewal, as I see here in the image of sunflower, a flower that is oriented towards the sun. The sun, the source of life and happiness, is a symbol of a cycle that repeats forever.

Here, like in Electre, the city was on fire but was rebuilt to be stronger and more beautiful.

Photo by jaybees80

The Dawn III, Taken using Rollei Crossbird, Diana F+

The tree is the source of life, which is why I often incorporate the whole image of trees when I take pictures of him. Water, trees, flowers — organic things that are continually reborn in an endless cycle: life, but also symbolically, that of love.

At a time when the democratic debate was at its height in France, we were disconcerted and shocked by all the violence and those who showed ignorance about us. Thats why at the time, I came up with my series The Tree in Love. It was necessary that we remain standing strong against intolerance.

I conclude this article with a musical note that expresses what it is for me:

A special thought for
atria007, for her words that are so comforting at this time.

written by jaybees80 and translated by jaybees80

42 comments

  1. aanum

    aanum

    Great Read :) i hope all the Best for you

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  2. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Beautiful article <3

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  3. jandra

    jandra

    great article, come to live to Spain!!=)

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  4. mylatehope

    mylatehope

    Great read. I wish you the both the best!

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  5. jaybees80

    jaybees80

    @jandra, THANKS, I really love your country but don't have seen it since 1998 ....;(

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  6. antea

    antea

    all the best my friend!! awesome article!!

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  7. superlighter

    superlighter

    some loves, seem easier than others. for many people love is just a habit, a convention. these people can not tolerate difference, because it is the difference that undermines their supposed "normality". long live to your love!

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  8. saidseni

    saidseni

    Kinda shocked with the intolerance in France too! Never imagined it would be so violent... don't people have their own lives to care about?! Wish all the best to both of you!

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  9. peterbalogh

    peterbalogh

    Sweet and beautiful... thank you!

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  10. rik041

    rik041

    Dear Jabee80, I am touched by your pictures and life story.
    Like these pictures very much, your words, your story.
    Kate Bush I've known for so many years, thanks for the song
    Love greeting rik.

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  11. triky76

    triky76

    Que bonito.

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  12. weaver

    weaver

    lovely!

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  13. wenlathestrange

    wenlathestrange

    Beatiful ! Thanks for sharing this with everyone :)

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  14. avola

    avola

    very touching to share this with us!!!

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  15. emperornorton

    emperornorton

    A nice assortment of photographs and text telling how the major issues of the day manifest themselves in ordinary people's lives.

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  16. andyresag

    andyresag

    Great photos and article. All the best for both of you. Some reactionary forces won't stop the inevitable progress in thought, I think.

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  17. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Wonderful article!! Love and support to you both!! I vaguely remember an anthropology lecture about 1970, where the teacher said that, prior to the 10th century, a lot of Christian congregations in southern and western Europe were really more interested in social stability than in who married who and had a liturgy to marry a boy to a boy or a girl to a girl, and most of the homophobic intolerance came into Europe with Persian Christians, driven out by Islamic expansion by fire and sword, who brought the seed of the Renaissance first to Italy. Think about Persia's difficulty with the very idea of the Spartan 300.

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  18. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

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  19. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

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  20. phzhi

    phzhi

    Wish you have a beautiful life, my friend. : )

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  21. gabthewanderer

    gabthewanderer

    Love it man, best of luck to both of you guys.
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  22. andrus_n

    andrus_n

    beatiful story! all the best wishes!

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  23. wolfinthewoods

    wolfinthewoods

    Poetic and touching article, your photos are outstanding, live your way and don't waste your power to the idiots ....

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  24. hoseun

    hoseun

    Very touching indeed. All the best to you my dear friend. :)

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  25. liquorice

    liquorice

    This is so lovely. I'm glad your husband recovered and you are sooo in love <3

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  26. cpolpa

    cpolpa

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

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  27. lucaro

    lucaro

    Nice photos, great article! All the best to you my friend!

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  28. wontonowisdom

    wontonowisdom

    Sorry for all of the ignorance and prejudice that you have faced! Best wishes to you and your husband!

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  29. signals_pulsate

    signals_pulsate

    Love this pix. Cute guy : )

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  30. deirdre89

    deirdre89

    I am ashamed and apologize for this world that knows no tolerance and respect. all the best for you

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  31. gatokinetik-o

    gatokinetik-o

    All my respects for you, my friend. Share the love, share the lomolove, share all the good and bad experiences :)

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  32. robotto_dawad

    robotto_dawad

    all the best my friend :) @jaybees80

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  33. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    Beautiful article :)

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  34. peachy_yb89

    peachy_yb89

    More power to you and the LGBT community! :D :D

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  35. troch

    troch

    Lovely article! Wishing you continued strength and pride!

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  36. 2y2son4

    2y2son4

    Love it!

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  37. ihave2pillows

    ihave2pillows

    Thank you for sharing. Best wishes!!

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  38. hxloon

    hxloon

    Very sweet, I wish both of you happiness hand-in-hand together forever and ever.

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  39. frau_inga

    frau_inga

    Thanks for sharing! Lots of love to both of you!

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  40. yomimmo1

    yomimmo1

    precioso!!

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  41. druid

    druid

    Sad tone in a beautiful reflection! Peace, man :)

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  42. jaybees80

    jaybees80

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