It have often been said that portrait making is to "capture" the "essence" of the person. Like a parrot, I too echoed that notion. I realised now (to me at least) that that is not possible. It is all an illusion!
I am now free to take pictures. I am now free to make images that I like. I don't have to make portraits anymore. I don't have to make landscape images, "portraits" "flowers" etc etc. These things are templates for me to make images that I see and want to make.
I think that that is the highlight of this year!! And what wonderful liberation!