Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
April 17, 2014 at 8:10 am
I like the ‘old couple comfort’ of the top image and the joyousness of the bottom one – but I find the middle one disturbing. He looks angry and the standing woman’s body language is tense with anticipation. Who is off frame to the right? his wife? Interesting collection and lots going on in each shot.
April 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm
I love the phrase you used, “old couple comfort” — three words that say a lot. In the second picture, I notice that the hand on the extreme right is wide across the knuckles and is wearing a wedding band. I presume that the person off frame is her husband. The gentleman in the centre wears no ring so I am wondering if he is a guest. But then again, perhaps he doesn’t wear a ring because it is dangerous when working on farm equipment. That is the “wonder” part.
Did you notice what is hanging above the heads of the third couple?