Embracing the facial features that form our identity

When you lose a parent, your face can carry them with you.

An old photograph of the author’s parents, with a white line etching around her Dad to signify his passing.
My Mum and Dad

Growing up, I took the inherited traits from my family for granted. The features I loved on them were apparently not available for passing down via genetic selection; my Mum’s sea-glass eyes and Dad’s strong jawline becoming things I’d envy from a distance.