It's fall, the time of year you can buy pomegranates at the grocery store. It always reminds me of the myth of Persephone being abducted to be the wife of Hades in the Underworld, and eating part of a pomegranate there. Her mother Ceres was so bereft at their separation that she neglected the harvest (hence Winter). But because Persephone only ate part of the Pomegranate, she was allowed to rejoin her mother for part of the year. That's our Summer, the growing season when Ceres is happily reunited with her daughter.
In October, I had an adverse reaction to a flu shot. For a few days I was in a bad place of pain and sleep deprivation (my own personal Hades). I needed my mother (a retired public health nurse who'd given thousands of flu shots during her work life). Usually, she's just a phone call away. But at the time, she was traveling and unreachable. When she finally called, it was so wonderful to finally hear her voice. A lifeline. She made me laugh about the situation, but also seek help. Yes--I'm 43 years old, and I still need my Mumma. I'm glad she's still around.
Here's the recipe in PSE :
Layer 1 : Background Photo
Layer 2 : Old Photo Action ; Normal 70% opacity (to bring back some color)
Layer 3 : Subtle Grunge Texture 2 ; Overlay 27% (to bring back some light)
Layer 4 : Copy Layer 3 ; Multiply 34%
Layer 5 : Kerstin Frank Texture 7655750280 ; Multiple 58%