It’s the Stupid Details That My Heart is Breaking For

It’s the Stupid Details That My Heart is Breaking For

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  1. nothalo says:

    I don’t understand what the title means. I would appreciate it if someone could clue me in.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Same here, nothalo. I’m not getting it.

  3. Thomas Hawk says:

    It’s actually a line from Elvis Costello’s song “I Want You.” Frequently I find that the best photos for me involve tiny little details. Little things not seen when originally taking a shot. Trying to find those details while shooting can be hard, sometimes impossible and yet it’s little things like this that can make a photo for me. Things that can turn it from a photo to a labor of love. To break my heart.

    Notice the trash on the ground in this photo. I love that. An unseen detail originally.

    The title also is more personal for me on a different level though. I empathize with Costello’s thought. The details that some find stupid, the little things in life frequently move me — mornings, the smell of coffe or breakfast or the crispness of air as you walk down a street in New York are simply amazing heartfelt moments for me. It is those little details that make it mean so much more. The twist of a head, a glint in the eye just before a warm engaging smile, the scent of a woman, so many little things in life can mean so much.

  4. Thomas Hawk says:

    More from the song:

    ” It’s the stupid details that my heart is breaking for
    It’s the way your shoulders shake and what they’re shaking for
    it’s knowing that he knows you now after only guessing
    I want you.”