You there, in da back… tuck that shirt in and straighten your tie

On my last outing through the Distillery District I noticed this family (I assume) posing for a photo with a pro photographer. It was an amazing sight for me, since I am an only child and our family of three had almost no relationship with our extended family. The most “family” I’d seen since I was a little kid was at my Mom’s funeral back in 2004. I really wish I’d grown up in a lager family. I think you learn your social skills from your interaction with brothers and sisters. I was an awkward, shy kid with few friends and no siblings, so I ended up with very stunted social skills. I sort of manage and at my age I suppose it really no longer matters, but I often wonder how my life might have turned out if I’d been brought up within a larger family unit. Not all that long ago I had someone tell me my personality was off-putting. That hurt more than I like to admit — crushed me, really — but to be entirely honest I can’t argue. I’ve never cared much for my personality. If I knew someone like me I’d likely not associate with that person. Anyway, there’s no looking back. The mould is set and I am what I am.

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4 Responses to You there, in da back… tuck that shirt in and straighten your tie

  1. Frances says:

    Wow, nice colourful photo..but the story that goes with it…jeez! First of all, the person who said that has a personality that is “off putting”. Please….what kind of person would say that to another? You just had an amazing turn out at your Photography Reception. A huge success…. Not many people that I know could do that…… I have been reading your blog for 2 years now… and you have a fine personality.. Myself and others, love reading your stories that go with your photos…. Wow…you should read this book “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer…. I just read it and think it’s “awesome”….. so google it – and get it !! And stop with the negative self talk !! 🙂 Seriously…

    • Thanks Frances. I picked up an electronic edition of that book for my Kobo. I’ll check it out. Yeah, the party was fun. As for my personality, well, that remains to be seen, I suppose. Just writing my thoughts as they flew into my head reviewing that photo, no big deal. I have my flaws like everyone else. We all have things about ourselves with which we are not entirely happy, right?

  2. Dave B says:

    How did you really find and capture this?… Forget a thousand words, this is a novel. I can’t stop looking at this photo!

    • Simply walking through the Distillery District and I saw them setting up for a shot. I just stood back and took my own shot. 😉 Glad you like it, bud. None of my friends ever drop by and comment on my blog, so it’s a treat you dropped a line tonight. Thanks.

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