Moody Oysters

I took this picture at a recent workshop I attended in Seattle. When I returned home and put them on my computer, I was surprised to find that this shot illicited a sense of…moodiness. Not the kind you will find at my house on any given summer day with three bored children, but the kind that mimics mystery, like a 1920′s flapper girl smoking a long, thin cigarette and wearing a dress made out of fringe: Who are you? What is your story?

Over the last couple of days I had the priviledge of having a few deep conversations. At the end of each I came to realize that we are mysterious. We want (need) people to reach beyond our last statement, or action, or facial expression,┬áto arrive at the depths we live in. Keep going. You’re almost there. I want to tell you my story.

The Oysters remind me that people need validation, whether 3 or 33 or 93. We may not all don a mysterious pose like my flapper girl above, but we are all waiting to be seen and heard.

So pay attention to someone today. Who are you? What is your story?

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