This little boy was at a Halloween party in 2008 at Moody Gardens, in Galveston, Texas. This was barely a month and a half after Hurricane Ike hit, devastating the island.
I love his superhero costume and elegant stance, contrasted with his expression: childlike, vulnerable, and mature all at the same time. Who knows what he was feeling, or what was running through his mind?
Just as this little boy’s costume didn’t cover the complexity of what was happening inside, our “costumes” in life never hide who we truly are.
Inner spirit still shows through.
May you be able to play in life, with all of your costumes. And may you also take the risk, drop the superhero stance, and be your deepest self.
People will see and appreciate your inner truth and beauty.