Unobstructed view of the Mont Blanc at “Le Panoramique” restaurant in Le Brévent, Chamonix, France. Photo by Lu Chien-Ping)
Sitting in the living room trying to cram in some revision before Sunday, with the radio on at a gentle volume in the background.
'We share the same sun' by the Stereophonics starts and as the first verse begins I hear my Dad come downstairs. “Please don't come in and talk to me now, I want to listen to the song” I say to him in my mind. He ignores me and walks through the door. Mum had just told me that he didn't get the job and I instantly notice his pink complexion and eyes full to the brim with tears.
I tell him I’m sorry and he sits in the seat next to me, head in his hands. He wells up and physically fights the tears. I see him tense up and look away so that I don’t see him cry. I try to lecture and encourage him to keep trying and not to give up but he is defeated. My Dad, has had enough.
As the song continues I can’t help but feel overwhelmed for him. He walks around the room, moving things so that he avoids my eye contact.
When will all of this end for him, for us? I’ve noticed recently, how he affects me, and how this year my personality has changed because of him. I didn’t know it was possible to feel anger and sympathy at the same time towards someone.
ID Magazine August 2006
Photographed by Matt Jones
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