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2015 Week 2: A Picture Paints 1000 Words (or More!)

Woman petting dog on a snowy field

This week’s photo is not by me.

It’s a photo OF me.

Me and Rosie the Beautiful Farm Dog.

A humble, low-res, snapshot, taken by my teammate with her cell phone.

And I like it — because it tells a story. In fact, it tells many stories. One or two that I’m aware of, a few I might guess at, and a possibly infinite number that I can never know.

The factual circumstances are that it’s a photo of me petting Rosie at the side of a snowy rural road, on a frigid winter morning, at a bed & breakfast, 3 km outside of Hanna, Alberta, where my teammates and I were attending a hockey tournament.

I know what my story was in the moment that this picture was taken.

I know what story it’s telling me now, as I look at this photo and think about the events of my life this last week.

It’s a story of friendship.

But, I wonder what story it might be telling you, as the visuals, and the circumstances of the photo, gently blend with whatever it is you’re carrying inside you, to form a new story.

Your story.

Maybe you’ll tell your story. Maybe you won’t.

I’m keeping mine to myself.

This time.



This entry was posted on January 14, 2015 by in 2015 Project 52, Photo Journal Entries and tagged , , , .

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