the other day i was watching a movie, i can’t remember what (or i won’t say so as not to make the scene less or more than it is) and in this movie a wedding went down and everyone was crying. it made me wonder “why do people cry at weddings?” i suppose some people cry because are happy for the two people, maybe the couple has been waiting for a long time for things to line up in their lives and FINALLY after years of being faithful and waiting, they can get married, and people are happy, so they cry. other times i wonder if people are crying because they’re watching the marriage happen and they hope that their predictions about the matrimony are mistaken, but they can’t help but to think that they’re not, so they cry. maybe someone is watching their love marry someone else, and all they want is for their love to be happy and so they try so hard to be strong but the tears find their way out, so they cry. i’m sure some people cry because they think that these two people are getting what they will never get, a chance to love and be loved unconditionally, and so they cry. whatever the reason, the people cry. and i usually cry with them so they don’t have to go at it alone.
From my photojournalism class I present to you Fred Burkhart., photographer and painter. There’s so much wisdom and experience in those eyes.