Here’s story #2 in our nearly new series that explores how photos and the stories they evoke can enrich a presentation. Lucia and I take turns writing short stories that we base on our reactions to Lucia’s photos.
Lucia – “This photo tells a story of isolation. The red-headed boy is completely self-absorbed. You can see it in his body language. He’s literally warped up in himself. He’s looking down and his arms are folded tightly in from of him. The expression on his face looks as if he’s thinking about something that’s made him very sad. The other boy has disconnected himself from his surroundings by concentrating on his phone. But there is hope. These boys have arrived by bicycle, which is less alienating than traveling by car.”
Susan – “Again Lucia and I disagree about the feelings which envelop these two young men. Since this second story is carries on from photo number one, the red headed boy has become a source of mystery for me. Now I think that there has been a disagreement between these two friends. My thought is that they are loners and have few friends other than each other. Because they mean so much to each other, the disagreement has heightened emotion. The boy on the right doesn’t want to deal with what has happened and has resorted to using his phone to shut out the red head. What ever solace he has found on his phone has made him smile. With this unresolved argument hanging over them, the red head has fallen into a deep funk. Beware of using electronic devices to shut out the world. Things can only get worse.”
Well, that’s how we see it. How about you? Take a crack at writing a few words about what you see in this second photo.
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