I am in the process of going through my WaterWomen portfolio to submit an application for a photography grant/award. Can’t help but post this one [again] of Diana – it’s one of the first ones I took of her, working on the water. Here she is clearing some debris from her clam lease. If you look carefully you can see a splotch on her right forearm. That’s from a third degree burn she received when she got her arm caught in some clam processing machinery. When I asked her what she did when that happened she calmly replied, ‘oh, I just put my arm in a bucket of ice and drove to the hospital.’
It becomes a bit more dramatic when you know that the hospital is 60 miles away. I just have an incredible amount of admiration for the men and women in my town who make their living on the water, and go out there in the cold and the heat, and the rain, and early in the morning during holidays when I am still sitting on my front porch drinking coffee.