Much like the Sailor Kissing the Nurse, there are iconic photographs that touch our hearts. When I saw this picture posted on Facebook by a high school friend, I felt it was one of those powerful and precious images. Cyndi graciously agreed to let me re-post it on my blog.
This is Cyndi’s nephew Cole and his girlfriend, Ariel, saying goodbye at the airport before they both depart to Army basic training. Ariel’s going to
That passionate embrace juxtaposed with the backpacks and the little leg kick makes it so endearing and poignant. Dubbed the “See You Later Kiss,” this photograph captures a profound mixture of youthful exuberance, sadness, love, beginnings, and selfless service.
Here’s wishing them the best in all they do.
(Photo by Cyndi Villegas of Villegas Distinctive Imagery.)
Marna Ashburn Krajeski is the author of HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE: The Moving Life of a Military Wife, and HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE HANDLERS: 56 Stories From the Hearts and Lives of Military Wives. She also blogs atwww.TheHangingIndent.com and www.GreatGetTogethers.com.
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