Delicate Moments

I don´t even remember the last time when having a pack with last cigarette felt so good and when the cigarette was actually very helpful. I was heading to work early in the morning and all of a sudden a crying girl with mascara all over her face stopped me asking whether I had a smoke. Something in her face hit me hard and I hoped there was a cigarette hidden somewhere in my purse. The girl looked really devastated so I asked if I could help. All she asked for was to sit down with her for a while. As the thin cloud of cigarette smoke floated above our heads, she told me what the story was. Those are the moments when you don´t care that you were supposed to be in the office early, those are the delicate moments when you feel the time stopped.

It was a story we all know and most probably have already been through at some point. But the pain, the pain is always genuine. Sometimes it´s the best thing you can do not to turn your head away. Next time it might be you in a need of a cigarette or a little talk. Or it might be me. Hope you wouldn´t turn away.




About terissmile

Teresa is the name. I was born in the Czech Republic, but since I always leave a piece of my heart in every place I had chance to live for a while, I feel more like a child of the world. It all started with moments which had a huge impact on my emotional level and on myself as well. Moments seemingly ordinary and insignificant from the common point of view, more specifically emotions written in human faces. I started chasing those candid ephemeral moments that are there only for a second and then they are gone and lost forever - be it loneliness, fear, anxiety, astonishment, joy, love, disappointment, loss... But it´s all real. Real emotions of real people. I do not follow any rules in particular, the only thing I insist on is honesty and genuineness that help me to add life to possibly every shot I take. Since minimalism is my way, I try to keep them as minimalist as possible. That is how I create my world. Take a look if you like.
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7 Responses to Delicate Moments

  1. It’s very touching what you did. Not many people would have done that, so it makes it even more special.
    You have a compassionate heart.
    What goes around, comes around.
    You’re very right.
    Have a good weekend.

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  2. Andy Townend says:

    What a powerful story and a perfect image. An inspirational walk up call to all of us as we turn our face from those we see in trouble on the street…

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  3. Ruchi says:

    That was very generous of you. Thank you for reminding us to slow down!


  4. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful story…and very good meaning and advice.


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