Man in a Ring

by abclarke

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(I took this photo on Vigeland’s bridge)

My wife looked at the statue and said it reminded her of me.

“How,” I asked? “In his noble strength against his constraints? In his righteous fury in response to his captivity? In his perfect form against a perfect prison that can redistribute his force as he pushes, yet still he fights on?”

“No,” she said. “In that if he paused for a second, relaxed his grip, and stepped forward, he’d be free.”