It is a strange world away from the ice David isn't it. Good to see you!
Out of my personal experience:
....I had a lot of money at some stage in my life, I was not rich. I lost it all, I became rich beyond comprehension.... It is 4AM and I am walking down the bay. The god damn midges are eating me alive as soon as I stand still for longer than 10 seconds, they attack viciously.... It is 5AM I am still walking down the bay, in deep thoughts, when suddenly a young stag is right in front of me, as surprised as I, he looked at me equally surprised, may be he was in deep thoughts too. There he is right on front of me, may be 2-3 arm lengths away and looks right at me, so do I. I feel humble and more, a feeling of happiness starts bubbling in my stomach and takes over my entire body, I must grin. What a beauty he is, by his antlers I'd say 4-5 years. So we stand there for 30 seconds and look at eachother, not longer, I can hear him breathing, I can smell him and see his eyes. Very long 30 seconds in deed. Rich 30 seconds no one can pay for, no one can buy, no one can make that stag cross my way, no money in the world.
He turns around and walks gracefully slow away, no fear at all, he turns his head again, and then starts to run to the nearby pine trees.
I am still standing there with a grin in my face and slowly return to reality when I realised that the damn blooduckers were all over me having a feast. I start running as well. After a short sprint I setup my tripod, take a single picture from Derryveagh mountains in the distance and go home again to hit the bed for a few hours snooze. It is 6:30 now and all over people are standing up to get ready, drive to work, sit in an office and being told what to do, most of them do not like what they are doing, most of them are poor I think, reagrdless how big their pay cheque might be....
My advise would be: Tell the story of your picture, the way it was for example, this will ad another dimension, an important dimension, your experience being told will tell a lot about you and the photograph, the way you see the world.