Joy: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

In December of 2013 the prompt “joy” saw me post a series of three photos of a doting aunt helping her toddler nephew walk along a wall top that ran along Lake Geneva. The look of joy on the little boy’s face was a delight whilst the joy in the aunt’s heart was remembered rather than photographed.

For the same prompt on revisiting joy:


© irene waters 2018

For Daniel, just being alive filled him with joy.


© irene waters 2018

For this little girl waiting was no joy


© irene waters 2018

but as she flew through the air her face came alive with joy.


© irene waters 2018

For me, joy was finishing my Masters. Relief that it was over was synonymous with joy.



About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Joy: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. The best photo is of you, getting your masters! What a wonderful moment!

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! Joy is a great emotion to capture in a photo. I love your photo the best!

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    These are great pics! I went back to school in my late 40’s and remember the feeling graduation day.

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