Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A National Guardsman holds hands behind his back with girlfriend while waiting in line for a snowcone. The soldier is being shipped to Iraq in two days. I think I blew this assignment, the Guard held a family picnic just before their deployment, and I got plenty of shots of guys in uniforms with their kids. But this one was the closest I think I came to getting at the underlying anxiety in everyone's minds. I'm still not happy with it, though. I think the enormity of the event, of the war and the separation, got to me and I faltered. I should have done a lot better, I feel like I let these guys down, and in a sense I let history itself down.