A lot of life is about perspective. Photography is similar. Photography is about showing someone how life looks through your eyes. Every photo I take is from my perspective. Sometimes, it's not about the beautiful flower in the foreground. Sometimes, it's about the other flower hiding in the background, and you just need to let you eyes focus on the background to find the beauty.
My Dad sent me this picture while I was deployed after September 11th, 2001. It was taken in New York in June of 2001. They were on vacation with my brother's family after his retirement from the USAF. On the back of the picture my Dad wrote, "This is what it's all about."
My Dad passed away in 2009. This picture and his words still bring tears to my eyes even as I type this out.
Love and miss you everyday, Dad.