“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross This old photo was one of my favorites, taken in Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Samal Island. She (Sharon) was one of the models for the resort’s brochure we were shooting. During one of the breaks, I asked her to pose for me playfully, and I disappeared behind her. She probably wondered where I went because I didn’t take a frontal shot.