Everyone experiences disappointment, hurt, or rejection at some point. These things are a part of life, every life. The problem is that these pieces of our lives aren’t pretty. Therefore, they usually don’t make it into our everyday photographs. They should. And, like each of these books that was rejected by publishers multiple times before becoming bestsellers, looking back at the “ugly” photos reminds us just how far we’ve come.
If our photos are to be an authentic representation of our everyday life, then we need to include the hard days, the ugly days, the painful days. Today’s prompt is not meant to depress us; it is intended to show us that rejection and disappointment are a normal parts of life. Let’s share some empathy and compassion with one another today as we show our vulnerability.