Common sense tells me that both the subjects have long since past away. For all I know, it could have been the next day, or even sooner. Who knows how long we have? It’s in what we do with the time we have left that counts. It’s truly in how we live our life and what actions we take.This photo rekindled something inside of me. It forces me to be a better writer, a better person. There’s a definite story here, deep in the gesture of the soldier, and in the vulnerability of the kitten. There’s gentleness, there’s love, and there’s determination.
Despite whatever is going on in the soldier’s mind, he’s certainly focused on the present, and that’s a solid state to be in.So the next time you’re struggling with your story, whether in revisions, edits or a work-in-progress, remembering this photo may help you take the necessary action to move your book forward and get the job done.