Robin Botie of Ithaca, New York, photographs a scene that could tell a lot of different stories and mean different things to different people.
"What about regret or self-blame? Or remorse?" my friend asked, adding something like, "You never write about any of these." I took that thought home with me. For a whole week I walked around thinking I had an answer: I don't focus on the issues that divide or isolate people. I'd rather write about the things that unite us, like loving, living, dying, losing, and finding life is beautiful anyway.