It took me a few weeks to decide, but I’ve settled on this photo as my favorite from the past year, taken November 10th, 2011, in Nassau (when I was introduced to extra-strength beer and Guava Duff).
The reason I love it is because you see how beautiful the scenery is – it’s absolutely stunning – yet this man seems to have had a bad day, he seems to be down and having a drink by himself.
How often in life have we each been down that road? Surrounded by good things, yet completely unable to appreciate them – our head hanging low instead of held high – something eating us from within.
Or maybe he was noticing it all – the birds and the clouds and the lighthouse – using the scene to clear his mind and sort it out. I have done this plenty of times in my life – nature tends to have a calming effect on me.
I’m usually extremely outgoing when I travel, yet I did not approach this man. Something in the aura of the moment prevented me from doing so – I felt like he needed that time to be all his.