Sunday, August 29, 2010

Myself

 

paper_mama_button_copyThe challenge this week over at paper mamas blog is a self portrait. As you know this week I have been busy editing the 700 pictures I took at my first ever shoot/wedding shoot needless to say the only pictures I have taken this week has been with my cell phone.
I love this photo because I feel like it is exactly what I look like in the every day world snapping pictures with anything and everything I can get my hands on and I love the quote below because it sums it all up...

self

“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.
I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”
~Virgina Satir

8 comments:

  1. great shot. i really like the retro colors and how crinkly it is. almost like it's cropped from film footage.....

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  2. this is a great shot for a phone camera... i guess cell phones are just about as good as the older digital cameras now... i too love the wrinkly effect

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  3. What a creative shot - I love it.

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  4. Great shot.....so unique!! Love it!

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  5. Great shot.....so unique!! Love it!

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