I’ve been following I Heart Faces for a while now but never submitted anything. This week’s theme is Photojournalism. Umm, hello? Could I pick a more difficult week to decide to participate?
But I remembered this photo, this man, immediately from our trip to San Francisco. I so wanted to know this man’s story then, just as I do now. At that time, I was still in the adrenaline joy of new motherhood and my heart pained for this man so seemingly stricken. But today I look at him and admire his ability to work through his ‘stuff’ so openly.
Out in public, I tend to mute my emotions. A silent laugh or held back tears or a mumbling of anger, when what I really want to do is snort laugh, full-out ugly cry or scream. Just a scream. To let the Earth know that really pissed me off. That would feel good.
And that, I think, is what this man is doing. Working it all through, ultimately, to feel good.