A Third Wheel

IT’S BEEN A VERY SHORT TWO YEARS AND HE HAS SEEN IT ALL; the ups, the downs, the arguing, the making up, the laughing and the crying.   He has been a fortunate witness to the most amazing relationship; one built on trust, understanding and mutual respect.   And like clock work, the three have met every Thursday afternoon now for the past two years straight.   They get together for some libations, a little intimate conversation and some often romantic soft touching.   What could be better?   And after all, this is the one perfect spot in the room and becomes even more so as the afternoon sun breaches the outer windows to contribute its warm beams to the arrangement.

Today is different though.   He’s the only one present.   He knows his place in the relationship but today, he has been left out.    He sits there basking in the Thursday afternoon sun; waiting for his companions to come in.   They never do.

Today, he is alone….

This image was shot during a recent photo shoot at Laughing Dog Brewing in Ponderay, Idaho.


10 responses

  1. I’ve been in that chair…

    April 6, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    • Me too!

      April 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

  2. Good Lord, sir! What a moving piece! The image can certainly stand on it’s own, no doubt about it.. but your writing today is just so wonderful, Mike, this is a fan-flippin-tastic post here, my friend!

    April 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    • Wow Toad. Screaming praise. Thanks very much. I don’t even think I can describe the elation I felt; not only at the original version of this image but how well it translated to high key. It was like finding the holy grail……well kinda! 😀

      April 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

  3. doephotog

    It’s funny, I was wondering at first if you were writing about a dog. Then a saw the dish on the table and where it was taken at. 🙂 Nice work here, the light is awesome.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    • Thanks Aaron. I was absolutely enthralled with the light in there that day. Also you guessed it, I was writing in the voice of the dog!

      April 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM

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  5. Very evocative photo. Beautiful light and soulful story.

    April 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    • Thanks so much for your visit and your wonderful comments and support. I love the tagline on your blog and look forward to seeing what you do with it.

      April 18, 2012 at 2:27 AM

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