This is a powerful photograph that has my mind crafting up all kinds of stories. My favorite is full of freedom, if even for just a moment. Perhaps our subject is just out of frame floating in the sea with the aid of a loved one, feeling the soothing water on their body.
While they provide independence and mobility, adult wheelchairs can sometimes become restricting. That is what this photo portrays to me. The wheelchair stands strong and stable, waiting for the adult to return in time. It will always be there to keep them going, even through the waves of life.
Many thanks to Joshua Zader for taking this wonderful shot and posting with creative commons.