Project Irretrievable. Helen McLain Photography


“We long to have again the vanished past, in spite of all its pain.” ― Sophocles Favorite moments never stay, they leave the quickest and take take everything good with them. Memories like old snapshots, for a short time returning to the lost… Painting on a nail, in grandfather’s room. Favorite grandmother’s chair. Young mom at the piano. The back seat of father’s car. A drawing on the wall of a long-graduated school… Deserted parental homes, discarded old things, abandoned graves… Looking back, deep down, we often wish for what is lost and cannot come back