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My shrink says I am an all or nothing kinda guy. She keeps suggesting that the middle way may also be a place worth trying out. But given the fact that I consider myself to be just about the most mediocre of mice, I do not pay her much heed. Hell, the reason I go see her is that I feel so grey I fear I might disappear in a thick fog, for real. And then she tells me I’m this dynamic do or die character?! No, if I were that, my life would be more eventful, I would surely have dared to step up, to take my dreams and realize them, no matter the consequences. Like real men do. She says I am a real man. She says I confuse having an extreme personality with having an extreme life, while the one need not necessarily be linked up with the other. Now look here, I say, I know what I feel. People who could have been angels but didn’t step up, are monsters. He who wants to be king for a day, will be a fool for a lifetime. Like in that song: ‘It is not a good day, if you are not looking good / This is the best party that I've ever been to / Today I asked for a god to pour some wine in my eyes / Today I asked for someone to shake some salt on my life’. How did it end? I remember, I do, wait, wait for it, yes that was it: ‘This is the best party I've ever been to / Don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes’.
See that’s my problem. I’m convinced I am as grey as stone, but I am also convinced dressing up in fancy fashion and mingling with the right crowd of happy beautiful people will do nothing but emphasize my greyness the next day. Besides that I am, of course, convinced that those happy beautiful people aren’t really beautiful or happy at all. They’re just products of one of the saddest industries man has ever created. But my shrink says I shouldn’t exaggerate, that I put too much pathos in my thoughts and beliefs. Right, with her Gucci bags and DG sunglasses and H&M summer dresses and I suspect she uses tan from a can as well. That’s the way, make those children in India work for you, you stupid shrink-who-does-not-get-me-at-all!!! She also says I am passive aggressive. She says that I should get out more. Maybe I should call these guys, from WeModelRio. They seem to get it. Everybody on the cover, not just the selected anorexic few. Yeah, why not, maybe they can throw some perspective on me, make me shine a little more. And if, by chance, I feel a little greyer the day after, well, at least I’ll have something to talk about with my shrink.

Text by: Peter-Jan Vermeij

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