I caught sight of this biker on a really cold day, but that didn’t seem to bother him as he was prepared for the expected (and unexpected). We too should be prepared for successes and failures we face as this new year arrived. Dream on!
Aurora Tabar (left) and Sarah Thompson give each other a hug on a cold Chicago morning on November 5, 2010. I gave them a hug too. There’s no better way to get warm on a chilly day than giving someone a hug.
They stood the the southeast corner of Daley Plaza for one hour. I was able to catch them just 15 minutes before they left. I missed my train that day and drove to work. I’ve learned a long time ago those small bumps in the road, like missing your train, are not worth any stress. I should miss my train more often because whenever I do, I witness such sublime events such as a simple hug on that cold day or a mother helping her daughter with her shoes. (The daughter was about in her mid 30’s.)
Aurora and Sarah stood still vigilantly in the other’s embrace but I feel my photograph was able to capture the explosion of their hug.