I had the amazing opportunity to attend an unveiling of a new memorial for Gold Star Families and fallen soldiers at the Reagan Library. I absolutely love this photo. The workers at the library took us into this room, filled with items belonging to Reagan. There were pictures of him with senators, prime ministers, the Queen, Saudi princes, celebrities, movie stars. I’ve never been in the White House before, but I imagine the room was just like what it would be inside the White House. We were brought back in here after the ceremony and the light was perfect, I was in love. The curtains softened the light and cast a yellow hue on the items placed around the room. The silhouettes of my family walking through. Everything laid out perfect and meticulously. I pulled out my camera quickly and snapped this shot. Pretty sure the workers thought I was weird, like “we see this room everyday, it’s not that special.” But I guess it’s different for everyone. Others might just see a room. I see a story, a place filled with memories. A place where Nancy might’ve sat after the funeral of her beloved husband, a place where his family might gather when visiting, a place where important people might mingle and converse politics. You might see just a room. But I see more than that. .
Some of you may not read my descriptions of my photography, or just scroll past when I post photography. Which is fine, to each their own. But I hope the people that do read what I write and see my pictures imagine being there in person. I owe you my thanks for paying attention to my work, it means a lot to me. I’m only learning and growing more each day.