Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shutting Eyes in Confrontation

Gordon Brown Meets Locals In Wales On His Election Tour

Conservative and Labour supporters clash as they wave placards at the car carrying British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after talking to party supporters at a private residence on April 21, 2010 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. The General Election, to be held on May 6, 2010 is set to be one of the most closely fought political contests in recent times with all main party leaders embarking on a four week campaign to win the votes of the United Kingdom electorate.

Rest assured the photographer did not capture this person in a blink. She has purposely closed her eyes and moved her head backward subconsciously as a way to protect herself.

It is not often in today's world where we are tested and can know if we are "fight or flight" by nature. The person in the above photograph is in the flight mode; if she had been in the fight mode her eyes would have been open wide and she would be leaning towards the conflict instead of away.◦