When you’re falling, Dive

Copyright Jeff Ball 2009

These photos were taken shortly before and immediately after my friend Sunny gave birth to her daughter Iris. I’m currently reading When you’re falling, Dive by Mark Matousek, which talks about how fear and pain can awaken us from a slumber of indifference and provoke extraordinary growth. I felt like childbirth is a perfect example of this and the photos themselves illustrate the terror and enlightenment of such extreme situations.

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