Defiance. Sadness. The tiniest smile. Hope.
I have no idea what this girl was thinking when I snapped this picture, but I recognize the contours of my own soul in those oceans of eyes, in the way she sees into me with boldness and calm. I have thought of her a hundred times since then, wondering what she wanted to tell me, wondering why the headmistress would not translate for her, when so many other girls were given their say.
Sometimes our pictures capture a moment, other times an emotion. This picture captures the proverbial thousand words. I am waiting for the day when that look can become an honest exchange between two human beings who share so many things. I am waiting for the day when my own thousand words convey in her own language how much she stays with me, how much my heart is changed every day by the things she could not say.
What photo this Friday focuses on the eyes, the window to some dear one's soul? Let us see your shots and sit in the beauty of everything left unsaid.