Charles, 48

Meet Charles…

…Love is more about how you show it and less about how many times you say it.

Incarcerated: 18 years
Housed: California State Prison, Solano

The way I see “true” love is so intricate, intimate and yet very basic. I see love as a verb: an action word. Love is more about how you show it and less about how many times you say it. This is just my opinion of course, and the fact is love means something different to us all. My mother’s love is the perfect example of how I view this powerful word. Not just “a mother’s love, but “My” mother’s love in particular. God blessed her to be the vehicle to my existence.

The support that has been shown ever so lovingly, and unconditionally leaves me speechless at times. Her pure love is shown, even when my decisions have proven to be unworthy, and my actions have shamefully victimized her. My mother, our family’s queen, exemplifies my view of what love is. It is a verb, an action word, and it is this kind of love that I seek out in all my relationships. It is this sort of love that I strive to have for myself and others. I love you Mrs. Josephine Johnson, for all that you are and all that you do. 📸 Charles’