Yes, that is a knife in my hand. One that @willtornrose might recognize. @lisaramsayphotography asked to shoot me with something that meant a lot to me, a part of her “Men That I Know” project, and I instinctually reached for a pocket knife that @willtornrose gave me. Though I’m no longer able to carry it in my back pocket like I did every day in Virginia, when I see it laying on my dresser I’m reminded of simpler times spent around a bonfire on a Friday night, walking around Walmart at 2am, or trying to find the summit of whatever trail we found that week. I have a habit of keeping people in my life at an arms length, but memories of unconditional friendship like this remind me that letting people in doesn’t have to be so scary.
All of this from a pocket knife.
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