"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Mother Mary- Springtime NYC

Someone placed a bouquet in the crook of her arm.   Today’s post remembers friend and poet Christina Murdock who passed one year ago today, a week short of her thirtieth birthday.

from Let it Be by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

21 responses

  1. Toni

    The picture and the lyrics say it all!!! Have a peaceful and happy Easter!

    April 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

  2. connie

    The background has a lilac cast to it which enhances the effect. Best wishes for a happy easter to all.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    The look on Mary’s face and the lyrics are very reflective.

    April 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

  4. erica

    Lovely, Ruth. Thanks for the lyrics! Happy Easter to you and Mary

    April 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

  5. Janet Cole

    This is a beauty, Ruth. Hope you’re well… Remembering our fun in New Orleans …

    April 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

  6. D. B,

    Just beautiful, Happy Easter!

    April 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  7. Rob

    Happy Easter Ruth. Beautiful picture. Mary is home. Life is good.

    April 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  8. Lynda Plummer

    Today was a perfect day for me to read those words…I need to practice the art of letting it be…thanks neighbor..really hope to see you soon..you are missed bunches!

    Love, Lynda

    April 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  9. Cj

    I hope you are enjoying NYC and life Ruth.
    Happy Easter.

    April 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

  10. Marlene


    April 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  11. Amy

    this was very touching, you see many beautiul things ruth, thanks for sharing them with us!

    April 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  12. Pingback: Garden of Marys « Ruth E Hendricks Photography

  13. Reblogged this on Ruth E Hendricks Photography and commented:

    reblogging this 2011 Tribute to a Friend and a Poet
    May First
    Remembering Christina Radis Murdock who was born on this day but who passed too soon, a week short of her 30th birthday ( in 2010)

    May 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  14. A beautiful photograph and the verse too. Really nice, Ruth.

    May 2, 2014 at 12:49 am

  15. So lovely, Ruth. :)

    May 2, 2014 at 3:37 am

  16. What a peaceful image. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your friend.

    May 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    • thanks Stef.

      May 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  17. Goodness that is such an ethereal image Ruth

    May 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • thank you Jo. I took it when I visited my sister a few years ago.

      May 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  18. so amazing the way you captured the character!!!

    May 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    • Thank you but she was just there for my capture. Has a real feel to her expression, even more so in person.

      May 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

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