My mother passed away November 13, 2013 in St. George, Utah. Although I was grateful to have so many family and friends present in the hospital, I was in a state of shock and despair, and the best I could describe my mood was melancholy. Tears were shed by many. After an hour or two I traveled with my wife across the city to the St. George Temple to capture a fall scene in honor of my mother. Once I clicked the shutter release a couple times, my desperation turned to hope and happiness. As I captured this shot, I could describe the experience simply as an awakening, my own awakening from a deep, dark state of mind. Rest well Mother. Thank you for your love, kindness, and profound effect on those around you!
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