A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that one of my photos inspired someone to write a story/poem about it. I am always flattered when people tell me that they were touched by my work, or that it inspired them in some way. So thank-you Paul, you made my day.

Disclaimer: the author does not personally know Nicole or Jayesh featured in the photo, and the story is purely fictional and does not represent either of them.

Saskatoon Engagement Photography - Nicole and Jayesh

“So this is for real, is it?”
”Yes. You weren’t certain at first, were you?”
”Honestly? I was. I didn’t think I was. But I was.”
”You sure made me work for it.”
“I’m worth it.”
“Yes, you are.”
“So what do we do now?”
”Nothing really changes. And everything changes.”
“You’ll be there for me?”
“Always.”
”Always is a long time.”
”I certainly hope so.”
“You’re not the least bit scared? Not the least bit uncertain?”
”No.”
“Really?”
“Really. This is exactly how it’s supposed to be. I know it.”
“What about…”
”Yes.”
“But if…”
”Yes.”
“Maybe someday something…”
”For. Ever.”
“…”
“I know. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said.”
“We can do this?”
“Absolutely. You and me – we can do anything. You don’t feel it?”
“I do.”
“I like the sound of that.”
“Me too.”

– Paul Burch

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