What's inside of us? A lot of course. Personality, spirituality, beliefs, pain, hope and happiness. We are complicated. We keep a lot of feelings and ideas bottled up , none of which the world may ever see, hear or feel. We are the sum of these things and what we do with it all. Thinking is important. But more so is getting things out of our heads into tangible actions. Without risk of sounding like L. Ron Hubbard, I wonder this: if we could dispel all our wasted energy we spend on things that either have happened in the past or won't really happen in the future what would that leave us with? We'd be left with only what is happening right now, the only true thing we can control. And how could that change how we feel about ourselves and the world?
That is what comes to my mind when I think about this image. Taken in Austin Texas a month ago where I was seated amongst friends enjoying a lunch. There is beauty here. It is the imposed world we have to deal with, surrounding the true self, contemplative and thoughtful. The girl's wonderful introspectiveness, her gaze amidst all the trappings of this food truck. Equally beautiful is photography that gives us the opportunity to relate to all of it every time we look at it.