France. Paris. August 2016. Preparation of the groom on his wedding day. I just could not get enough of this picture, which shook me to my core. A Mother prepares her son Jeremy Planul for family life. It’s just beyond words as she rubbed his shoes clean. In this gesture lay hidden all the love and affection, and care, and at the same time sadness that he leaves the house, and with it his childhood and adolescence, a time when she was the only woman in his life, no longer to return, and now she will have to let him go … to another … A woman he loves no less. But a mother will always be a mother, in a house to which he can always return with or without a reason.