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The Man in The Photograph

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Dave!Am I the only one who sees a person in a photograph then immediately starts to wonder who they are and what their life is like?

I do this all the time. Today I was researching something online and ran across a company advertising their services. There was a photo attached where a bunch of employees were all giving the thumbs-up and grinning madly at the camera.

Except one guy. His thumb was not up and his smile was barely there.

And it's been haunting me all day. I can't help but wonder what's going on with him. What's his name? What's he do for this company? Is he married? Does he have kids? What are his hobbies? Where does he live? What are his friends like? What was his life like growing up? But most of all... what's going on with him in this photo? He looks like he might be sad or upset. What happened?

I will, of course, never know. And so the man in the photograph will continue to haunt me.

Until the next person in a photo comes along.

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  1. David says:

    I ended up with over 1,000 scans of old family photos, some dating back 120 years, many people no one knows, and I sometimes wonder who were these people? What was there life like? Did they find love or happiness? What happened to them?

    • Dave2 says:

      I’ve had my family photos scanned and feel the same. It’s even harder when seeing photos of my grandparents, knowing that I could have ASKED them when they were alive if I had thought about it.

  2. kapgar says:

    And you didn’t take a pic of the pic so we could see it??? You monster!!

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