Since the advent of the camera, the world has been graced with some incredible images of irrepressible spirit. Think back to that iconic photo of the man in the path of the tank at Tiananmen Square. Or the photo of the Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in protest. Or the migrant mother shouldering her children during the dust bowl.
My photo is not an image of irrepressible human spirit. I don’t see any humans in it, for one. I’m fairly certain that it won’t go on to feature in any issues of National Geographic. But for me, it calls to mind a story of spirit that just wouldn’t quit.