In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Here at The Sun, when we review incoming photo submissions, we’re usually looking for images that can accompany a piece of writing in a way that we hope complements and enhances the reader’s experience. Sometimes, though, we’ll find a photograph so rich with narrative that it tells a story all on its own. A Thousand Words is meant to be a place for just this kind of image.
Beth Rooney’s A Thousand Words photo of two teenagers awkwardly slow dancing [December 2021] immediately brought a smile to my face. I was transported back to 1979 and all the dances with my emerald-eyed angel, Robin, in the gym at John Adams Junior High in Charleston, West Virginia. Those days were among the best of my life.