Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saddest Picture of the Century

I read that somewhere. It said "Saddest Picture of the Century", and above that advertisement was a man who had dark hair and dark, but warm eyes and an achingly kind smile spread across his face. A shark tooth necklace hung around his neck, and he was unshaven. Something about this picture sent a tremor through me. He just made me so happy inside, and I immediately got this good feeling about him. But why "saddest"? Of course I didn't want to know. I don't want to ruin the picture with some ugly and raw past about this man. But really, what is sadness?

Is it a painful smile spread across your face through a bad time?

Or is it the sharp movements of someone hurrying through a crowd?

Maybe it's not even that.

Maybe it's just us thinking.


  1. Tagged you!


  2. We are our own sadness.

  3. That is one good question we all need answered or wondered about at one time or another or maybe neer for some people.

  4. Interesting... Do we over think things so much so that even when we are content we become sad, for fear of everything going away?
    Nice post!
    - Melanie

  5. Sadness is made up by us. You create it, and it's all how you look at it. (: X's and O's, Hannah. ♥

  6. Gosh I haven't been on blogger forever. I have to say your blog was one of the most top 10 blogs I've missed the most. This post reminded me why I missed it so much. You are so incrediable. I wish I knew you in real life (gosh I hope I don't sound stalker-ish) cause you'd probably be my best friend, lolz. Lots of endless love<3

  7. I feel like I'm always sad... but I also feel like I'm always happy. So maybe it's not quite so black and white... maybe there's a balance, a confusion.