MY HOMETOWN IS SO SMALL…
…that on a Sunday evening, as the sun slides toward the prairie, I can stand in the middle of the street by my mom’s house and photograph her shadow and that of my husband and myself.
We plant our feet on the asphalt and laugh at our 25-foot tall, long-legged selves.
As we pose and wave and I struggle to hold my camera still for the laughter, I imprint this moment upon my memory: Prairie light and prairie sky and prairie town. And two people I cherish and love beside me, laughing in the moment at our silly shadows on a splendid summer evening.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling