There are certain ties you take for granted and certain ties that you place too much emphasis on. The problem lies when you mix the two up and realize too late what you should have done from the very beginning.
Appreciation is too powerful an act not to display whenever possible. Sometimes we believe a person, thing or situation is constant and begin taking those times for granted, never fully believing how fleeting those moments are until they are almost gone or have passed.
A cast of gloom has befallen the times, degrees of black and white are played with using shadows, carefully negotiated just so proper depiction of a scene can be portrayed. A perfect tint painted to symbolize and evoke just the right emotion when you place enough heart and soul into it.