let it go

Sydney June 2013 – 2014 (2 photos)

It was a June day in 2013 when I was out in the pedestrian mall, looking for people to photograph. June is Winter in Australia. It had started out warmish that day but I could tell that a cold change and a storm were coming, so I decided to end my photowalk and head inside for some food. Ahead of me, I saw this couple talking, rather animatedly. I readied my camera to get a shot of them, but as I got close to range the woman turned and walked away. Then I heard her say,

“It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go”

The man then folded his arms and his eyes followed her. Then he called out,

“You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway”

So I missed the shot of the two of them together, but being close enough, I was content to take his photo.

As I continued to walk past him, I saw his lip quiver, and he whispered,
“That perfect girl is gone”

I gave him an understanding glance and quietly said,
“Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore”

Then, as an afterthought I did a U-turn and decided to chase after the woman to get her photo. Fortunately I caught up to her as she stepped into a patch of sunlight. She was easy to spot for her orange coat…

let it go 3

(All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. However, I make no apologies for the use of selective colorisation and poetic licence.)

Leica Etcetera, Photography Etcetera

Let it go


64 thoughts on “Let it go

    • Thank you, Paula. Good to see you’re back. Hope you didn’t have the flu the whole time you were off.

      PS Glad you see someone you like. I won’t tell your husband. πŸ™‚

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  2. why did he let her go?
    but on the other hand, he’s handsome and she has an orange coat… they will be both fine πŸ˜€
    great story, Lignum πŸ™‚

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