Monday, July 24, 2006

Ok--let's get real here.

Last night, after a full day of packing and heat, I sat down at my desk and took a photo of myself. I have no idea why I did it, except that it I think I was subliminally inspired by Liz's recent self-portrait post. I knew how I felt on the inside, but was curious how I looked on the outside.
Oh my!

It's true. I've aged...but when did that happen? Sure, sure--I worked hard all day; I didn't have any make-up on; I didn't do my hair; It's hotter than hell. But whooaaa! Interesting. I'm filled with slight wonder when I look at this photo. I mean, really, who is that person? She looks like me. And, yet, she looks like my mom. And, yet, I have no idea who she looks like because I've never seen this woman before!

Ok--so I did an experiment and took another photo tonight. Once again--I worked hard, it was hot, I didn't do my make-up or hair...and

WALLAH!
It's the same girl!

hmmmm....I don't know what to make of this. But I do find it extremely interesting. At least I can say that I like her eyes. heh. ;)

9 comments:

deirdre said...

Oh, honey, you look like a woman who's packing her whole life for a major move. And I have to say you're doing pretty well to be able to think at all right now. Just a few more days? And really, if that's what no make-up, hair, a full day of work, packing, too much heat, looks like - not so bad. ;)

briliantdonkey said...

hmmmmmm seems like the photo version of hearing your own voice on a recording to me.

Rob

liz elayne said...

it is an interesting exercise isn't it? there are lots of self portraits i have taken that i haven't posted because i think "i look so tired, i hate the way my chin wrinkles when i don't smile at all" and on and on.
but it is a piece of the puzzle i think...one we often want to pretend isn't there.
so good. so glad you shared these.

paris parfait said...

I agree with Deidre, you just look a little tired. After all, you're in the midst of a huge upheaval, positive though it may be. You're still gorgeous, despite the heat, the stress, the hard work! Hang in there - won't be long now. :)

swampgrrl said...

i like those eyes too.

i agree with deirdre...not so bad.

tara dawn said...

You look wise and subdued...trust me honey, I'm looking like I've aged a decade in the past week:)
You are so beautiful...now if only I could morph that beautiful self of yours HERE with me!
Thank you so much for all your support and love...you are the best!
I will email later today!
So much love to you,
TD

Leah said...

oh, i know that look - hot and exhausted...moving in the summer is tough. moving is tough period!

even so, your eyes are stunning. oxox

Jamie said...

I see a strong and powerful woman in this photo.

I'm wishing you an easy moving day and a home that fits.

Tammy said...

Gee do we have to look great everyday? hell no! Your eyes are great though :)