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December 6, 2007
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. I say pictures distort reality, as though they’re painted with a rosy glow. I see faces looking back at me – smiling, happy, beautiful faces, like a perfect, shining dream.

I like to see my own happy pictures. But when I look at someone else’s pictures… I envy the happiness I see, the experiences they’ve had, the friends they’ve known.

But maybe it’s a glittery fairy tale. A trick of the lights, and the lens, and distance created by glossy paper that blocks the troubling reality and only presents a flawless finish.