When I saw this man staring down at his reflection on the lake, it made think about the many people who send a surface reflection of themselves out into the world every day. There’s the saying, “you can only see what I want you to see.” Sometimes, crappy societies demand that we only present a surface reflection of ourselves. Sometimes, it’s our own insecurities and hangups that cause us to offer a mere surface reflection of ourselves. Whatever the reason, I’ve known many people whose solid and authentic self remains below the surface on a daily basis. Heck, I was one of them.
But its’ more than that. There’s also the saying, “People just see what they want to see.” Even if you put your authentic self out there, some will view you in a superficial way by labeling you and placing you in one of a few categories they devised.
So, based on these thoughts, I captioned this photo “Inverted Life.” Things are upside down, and the man has stopped to look at the reflection of himself. In seeing that reflection, he dwells on his true self. He might have wondered, ‘Who am I?’ — which is, by the way, a question which seems to lead to only more questions.