Morning Prayer Lake

morning prayer lake, no.1 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.1 | © preston lewis thomas

She entered that place for the last time. Hospital. Slipping in and out of the here and now. Sometimes disconnected, sometimes giving me the wisdom only a Mother could... all in the span of a moment. While She was fighting her losing battle with cancer I, was inexplicably drawn to the lakefront at 31st street, a place I hadn't visited since my childhood.

The sub-zero temperatures of the 2013/2014 Polar Vortex proved to be an antidote to my pain. With my camera I would spend random mornings making photographs of frozen sand, frozen rocks, frozen water, frozen air, frozen nothingness. 

This was my church.
My Morning Prayer Lake.


morning prayer lake, no.2 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.2 | © preston lewis thomas

glacial morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas

glacial morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.3 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.3 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.4 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.4 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.5 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.5 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer in her absence | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer in her absence | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer tapestry | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer tapestry | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.6 | © preston lewis thomas

morning prayer lake, no.6 | © preston lewis thomas

a guest for the morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas

a guest for the morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas

Farewell morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas

Farewell morning prayer | © preston lewis thomas