Here is ‘the look’:
‘The look’ represents many things and can be very difficult to interpret at times. For example, ‘the look’ can look like determination or courage, but it can also look like melancholy or resignation.
I didn’t take this photo of Son before his surgery; someone else did, however today I have been the lucky (ha!) recipient of just such a look, but this time ‘the look’ looked like rage or frustration. Fortunately I was ready for today’s fall from the great heights of elation, so our spat was relatively short-lived and bandaged with an awkward hug (it’s hard to hug a plastic corset), so all is well again.
Navigating the hills and valleys of our next few weeks is going to be tricky. Son’s corset thing is very restricting and he has to wear it all the time, except during the night when he sleeps. Today, full of energy, he wanted to do some of his usual outside jobs, but he couldn’t; he couldn’t even lift the bucket of water that he’d managed for fill for the dogs.
I think it might be awhile before we all see another ‘look’ from Son. The following photo was also taken before his surgery.
I will watch and wait for this other ‘look’ for as long as it takes….