Happy or Sad?

Does this image make you happy or sad? I go back and forth. Sometimes I feel forlorn looking at this, and other times I feel very proud of the shot I took. What do you think?

I love the simplicity of this photo. But if I study it long enough, I see that there is a real complexity. At that point, I start studying this image and in my mind develop it as a metaphor for life, living and aging.

Is this a symbol of hope or despair? Does it depend on where you are in this moment in time? I could have processed this photo to appear with no botches, no faults and appear pristine. But, I opted not too, because all living things have scars, they age, and nothing is perfect.

This is okay. Resilience is key. What are your thoughts?