I can't believe that this work has 23 faves, but *no* comments. IMHO, it is one of the most emotive, expressive portraits I have seen on DA. It is an absolutely perfect work - from concept, to expression, to crop, to lighting, to DOF, to intensity. I can "read" so very much into it and am very, very moved. It speaks volumes to me. I am in awe of your prodigious talent. I look forward to following your gallery.