This is a photograph of my great grandparents in their home. I have never lost anyone that I was really close to and as I get older the fear of experiencing profound loss keeps growing. I am blessed to still have my great grandparents, but because of their age and health issues, I may not know them for much longer. Before taking this photograph, I visited with them and got to know them a lot more. My grandpa told me about his experiences with war and my grandma showed me a picture of her mother. On the back she had written "I still miss you." I thought about the many ways that I miss the both of them, prematurely, even though they are still around.
Since completing this project, my grandparents have moved into assisted living. My fears feel all the more poignant as they reluctantly transition into this new phase of life.