This is a photograph of Hope Atherton. She is the aunt of the two pups in the last picture I showed you.
In this photo, taken July 17, 2013, she is eight months pregnant. The days have been hot, and everyone feels heavy.
Late in the afternoons, almost evening, we walk slowly down the hill, across the train tracks, to the river. It’s cool, clear, and works a special magic with gravity.
Photo: Courtesy of Gavin Brown