“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
When my good friend, Munz, was capturing this portrait, he was scared as hell. He was scared because “he might think that I’m mocking his disease”. “But actually”, added Munz, “he was very nice. And he smiled while I was clicking”.
I do not know the portrait-man’s name. But what I know is that he is ultra-courageous. “He’s leading a very successful life right now, running his own business.”
And I cannot even begin to imagine all the hardships and struggles he’d had to face before he reached where he is now. His eyes speak about it all.
“Face is not just an id.
Face is the mirror of the mind.
A face can tell you stories;
A single look can transcend thousands of unspoken words,
Experienced almost all emotions of life.
Some faces will haunt you. Yes, haunt you.
You can dig out the whole life-story…”