On a January day in 1977, from a hospital window, I took snapshots to help me remember this woman and how anticipating and watching her daily ritual had sustained me during a difficult time.
The forty pictures in this two minute slideshow tell the story and introduce the cast of characters. 

 
 
 

As I looked at the pictures again and again I began to attribute meaning to each of the forty images.  
I imagined them as expressions of the passage of time and life processes.  
I numbered the images and created a tiny symbol, a glyph, to represent each part of the story.

Forty Glyphs - the story of Lavina on five lines.

Forty Glyphs - the story of Lavina on five lines.