In January 1977 my husband and I had our lives interrupted by the specter of cancer. During his lengthy hospitalization, we watched each afternoon as this woman fed the city birds. Her daily ritual sustained us, a reminder that beyond hospital walls life goes on. One day, to remember her, I snapped pictures from the window.

Months later when I saw this picture in the newspaper I recognized her immediately; this is where I learned her name.
I wrote a letter to the editor to record my gratitude. 
After my letter was published I began what has become a lifelong project.


To learn more about the project, click on the newspaper.