|An Egyptian citizen photographed by Platon.|
All I have is a picture I have been meaning to post for some time. It is from the Aug. 1, 2011 issue of the New Yorker. That issue featured a series of photographic portraits of protesters from Tahrir Square in Cairo, titled "Pictures from a Revolution." The excellent photographs are by Platon. One of them in particular struck me.
This kid is cooler than I will ever be.
I could never wear that silky shirt without looking ridiculous. But this young man is beautiful.
And what is that over his shoulder? A flag? A silky jacket? A scarf? It doesn't matter.
I could never wear that marijuana-leaf and machine-gun bullet belt buckle without looking like a total poser. It works for him.
Those eyes. So calm and strong. A maturity that defies his age. No grand gestures of defiance -- that would be for those who lack confidence.
And that hair!
This young man looks like the Johnny Cash of Cairo.