My Mother’s Dolls part 2

My Mother’s Dolls part 2

This is Part Two of the series, My Mother’s Dolls. These photos are a continuation of the series: He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard, which began in December 2009. My mother is in a wheelchair, brain damaged from her second husband’s abuse. She cannot pick up the phone when she is feeling lonely to hear a familiar voice. Or take a walk in the neighborhood, listening to birds singing. Reading a book isn’t an option. She can’t reach out for a dog or cat to pet. Yet she manages to smile at the littlest things, like her dolls. Small reassuring beings, friends in quiet moments.

I have been a participant observer, documenting my mother’s nearly adult lifetime confinement to a nursing home after a brutal beating by her second husband.

I will continue to focus on the comfort objects that help my mother get through her day. These nurturing dolls are my mother’s friends, day and night.

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Guatemalan doll

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In emergency room
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Dora and Hello Kitty

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© hannah kozak
Dinner time

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 © hannah kozak
My mother was having lunch. I walked into her room and saw her freshly made bed.

My Mother’s Dolls part 2

2 thoughts on “My Mother’s Dolls part 2

  1. Hej Hannah,cieszy mnie uśmiech na ustach Twojej mamy… to niby mało,a jednak bardzo wiele.. życzę mamie dużo zdrowia ❤

  2. Hey Hannah, I’m happy smile on the lips of your mom … it kind of little, but very much .. I wish your mother a lot of health. From Poland ❤

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