|Rest where there is no rest
I realize the journalist's instinct to record when most everyone else would avert their eyes is somewhat baked into my DNA, and more than one person has criticized me in the past for not simply letting it be.
But I've always calculated the ROI of the decision this way: The world is an ugly place, and shunting the ugliness under the carpet doesn't help us make it any better. Only by sharing the stories and driving discussion can we ever hope to fix whatever it is that ails us. It may not be pretty, but the fact that we're talking about it has got to be a good thing.
So, for the coming week, let's talk about the sadness that touches us - and more importantly, about how we plan to deal with it.
Your turn: This week's Thematic theme is sadness. Post a photo (or four, or ten...whatever you've got) to your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, stream, website, etc. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it and visit other participants to spread the photographic goodness. This isn't a competition, and there are no rights and wrongs, so have fun with the process. For more on how Thematic works, click here, and follow the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag, too.