This picture is probably my absolute favorite picture of all time.
It's hard to understand why we like some things passionately while other things don't matter much.
But for me, this picture speaks to me.
It was that one moment in time that is a little bit romance, a little bit spontaneity, and a big moment in American History that symbolized the official end to World War II.
Can you imagine being that girl?
Wish it was me.
Update: Four giant statue replicas of this pose were created. One was on display at Memorial Park on Woodward Avenue, just north of 13 Mile Road, in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was installed in June at Memorial Park, and of course I was there. Well, sad to say, after six months of it being in my part of the world, it was removed from this temporary location and is on its way to its next temporary location. I'm sad to see it go, but I am happy that I got to enjoy it. It doesn't happen too often that you can share in a piece of American History. But I did this summer. And it is a cherished memory. Lucky me.
from Bernie's Gallery*