9-22-17 the day I locked down my dream man & my dream ring. After almost 4 years of knowing each other and over a year of long distance we finally get to say we are getting MARRIED! 💍 So unreal. Bring on the wedding hashtags 🥂
Sometimes I take a photo that I like, but that I feel may need context - and that I'm also not entirely sure what to do with. This is one such.
I took this photo from the back seat of a car at the end of a vacation this summer, while returning to Sacramento, California from a beach two or so hours away. The image is not part of a series, nor was it taken with a theme in mind. Nor is it powerful enough to stand on its own. It's an orphan image, in a sense.
And yet I value this image - in no small part because it shows a backbreakingly physical aspect of agricultural labor that many of us (moi included) have never had to do, or even imagine doing. "Social issues" too often get boiled down to simplistic (and politicized) soundbites in today's polarized world. People let flow the vitriol because it scores points on social media, on TV, and with their like-minded fellows.
However, it sometimes helps to remember that whoever we are, whatever we do, and wherever we come from, we're people. The world would be better off if we did remember.
That sounds like simplistic, dollar store humanism. And yet simple though the feeling is, it feels like too many people today miss it. Or ignore it.
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