Every image we make is coded with meaning. Some are more obvious or cliche than others but then, it's a rare thing to make an image that's so original that new codes of meaning can be introduced. I was showing a friend recently that just burning and dodging an image can change it's feel and thus, it's meaning.
This is perhaps a bigger issue that I'm not prepared to explore right now but I enjoy the fact that a photograph, such a common thing, can wield such profundity. This one, maybe not so much, but I hope you catch my drift.
Make pictures that resonate.