Did you catch this image in the NYT Mag piece on actor and eco-activist Ed Begley?
The most likely gestural explanation is that Ed is shielding the sun. The pose, along with the first paragraph reference to Begley having been a boy scout, however, seems to pull for more timely symbolism.
As another building block in the shift to a post-GWOT era, the “get natural” portrait might be read as part of a larger patriotic make-over. With BushCo. in its last moral throes, perhaps the next war is going to be a green one.
(image: Jeff Minton. published. May 20, 2007. Los Angeles. nytimes.com)