Perhaps with understanding comes the falling away of judgment. And with the falling away of judgment comes the ability to see another with clarity.

And perhaps with such an ability to see comes the opportunity to share in a wealth beyond measure.

The Back Story. I was in Guatemala in 2007, and met Juan Carlos. He had that look in his eyes. I asked what he did in the World. He told me he worked in prison as Director of the Penitentiary System for the Country. I said ‘no you don’t’. He said ‘yes I do’, and so I drew my camera to search for why.

 Perhaps such opportunity exists between any two souls.

This is no ordinary tale of prison & the recovery of diamonds.

A man sits alone, wearing a face
tattooed with meaning
he never meant.

He cries in his cell each night,
wishing that his
very soul could be heard.

Heard without
the distortion of judgment.