Erin,As chilling as these photographs are, it is perhaps a canonical translation of the familiarity one has with a subject as oneself. As someone has validly pointed about popular literary theories, there is simply too much to read, too much that has been left unpublished and too much that has gone unnoticed. Perhaps the same applies to us. I'll just let world tell me. Won't I?
I am interested in Manik's word "chilling." It came as a surprise, because I had a very different response / reaction to this series of photos in the last couple of days. My response: I feel that I am witnessing Erin as she responds / adjusts / lives in the world. It came as a rush of hope, encouragement, modeling. You live your life bare - ly in front of us, and it is true .. true - ly you, true-ly me, though often I do not realize it until you've spoken or shown.
Your beautiful eyes in that last photo...sigh...
"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))