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In loving memory , Emma


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In loving memory Mother and Grand Mother, Emma Delima, who passed away Desember 29, 2016 in Taunton Somerset.

Rest in peace at South Bristol Cemetery

(our last best moment, December 2016)

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"In Safe Hands"

I'll leave you now
In safe hands
Cool your soul
It's love still stands

But failing that
Just cool down
Wouldn't you love to make it
Is this real or am I just

With wings take flight
The rose of why
And with that rose
The case is closed

But I need you now
To help me somehow
Well I'm scared to face it
This final kiss
But I know I'll remember it

You gave your best to me
Allow yourself to be

It raids your memory
Still I'm sorry for failing
A time for change
Well I need you now
To help me out
Well I'm scared to face this
A final kiss
But I know I'll remember it


Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991



Beautiful and disturbing at the same time, the images in Julia Fullerton-Batten’s latest project have a dreamlike, fairy-tale quality. Yet the lives they portray are real. “There are two different scenarios – one where the child ended up in the forest, and another where the child was actually at home, so neglected and abused that they found more comfort from animals than humans,” the photographer tells BBC Culture. This image recreates the case of Ukrainian girl Oxana Malaya. According to Fullerton-Batten, “Oxana was found living with dogs in a kennel in 1991. She was eight years old and had lived with the dogs for six years. Her parents were alcoholics and one night, they had left her outside. Looking for warmth, the three-year-old crawled into the farm kennel and curled up with the mongrel dogs, an act that probably saved her life. She ran on all fours, panted with her tongue out, bared her teeth and barked. Because of her lack of human interaction, she only knew the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’.” Oxana now lives in a clinic in Odessa, working with the hospital’s farm animals. (Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)

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