|Here I am. This is Me.|
An umbrella over his head
"People think responsibility is hard to bear. It's not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence."
A young boy carrying this massive umbrella over his head. The umbrella is bigger than him, made of bamboo and thatch. Seems like such a big responsibility on those young shoulders. This is the umbrella that would later provide shade and comfort to many people during the day.
Somehow looking at this boy holding this heavy load over his head reminds me now of my own headache - caused by a cruel gush of wind last night. As I walked outside my door to the corridor to send my friend off into the elevator, a strong breeze screwed my night - it actually pushed the door close and I was stuck outside without a phone, wallet, keys, slippers, nothing! No number to even contact my roommate, who was out somewhere then. To my good fortune my friend was nice enough to offer me his place to stay and after a sleepless, tiring night on the couch I managed to get in touch with my roommate by an email that I had sent at 4am and that he read when he woke up in the morning and entered the house. So begins my week, it looks ominous to me already :) Think I'm already waiting for the weekend!