Pensive, according to the Dictionary means “deeply or seriously thoughtful.” Whenever one loses oneself in a moment or thought or begins to day dream this is the state in which the pensive emotion takes over. Pensive is not quite sad, not quite happy, but rather a neural neutral emotion which lives within the depth of the mind. Pensiveness here is what helps to define these photos i have put together, moments people experience where deep thought or distraction drives the mind to think and lose itself from the reality around it. Enjoy, and think about these photos, because that’s what this post is about.
The Mind is a Battlefield
A man dressed in full military gear takes a moment to close his eyes and think within the chaotic world of WonderCon on April 2, 2011.
This Guy’s Got Class
An SF State student takes a mental break and his mind drifts during a powerpoint presentation in his Biography of Boston class on April 4, 2011.
Well Now There’s a Train of Thought
A man prepares for a long trip home and scans his electronic contraption on the Caltrain from San Jose, Calif. to San Francisco Calif. on March 31, 2011.