"Don't we all look back in longing”, wrote Carolyn Hart, “those of us who had happy childhoods? “Because the greatest loss we ever know is not the loss of family or place or money, it is the loss of innocence.” I found Teresa at a sensitive time in her life. She was no longer a child but not yet a young woman. She was a young girl about to pass from the safety of unaffected innocence into the uncertainty of expectant awareness. I remember that long ago evening, watching Teresa moving about the room, so casual, so spontaneous and graceful, while I, knowing all along that change, the sole Universal Absolute, would soon arouse unfamiliar sensations within her and without. I raised my camera firing just once. It has been decades since I last saw Teresa and now her image, captured in that single unguarded moment, remains Timeless to me.
Dennis James Laux, 2012
Ecclesia Sanctorum Petri et Pauli
Providence, Rhode Island,
December XXV, MCMLXXXII