Throughout life's ups and downs, different things have saved me. Friends have saved me by supporting me. Reading has saved me by introducing me to other worlds and other lives. Writing has saved me by empowering me to speak. As a college student, photography saved me by giving me a career.
Since my mother died in the spring of 2014, I've been unable to write, able to read only certain kinds of books, and sometimes, unable to even speak about her death. But I find that in the wake of loss I am once more, being saved by photography. It has become my outlet again, allowing me to see moments of beauty from the beginning to the end of every day.