Sunday, October 07, 2007
This Weeks Photo Assignment: Self-Portrait
So-this weeks photo assignment was to do a self-portrait. I am pretty good at those. I have to be, since I promptly BURN every photo that others take of me-that reveal my true, unphotogenic person. To make sure my children remember me when I am gone, I take my own photographs. You know the kind...that you point the camera down from up high, jut out your chin, push together your shoulderbones, and try and look skinny. well, those of you who are NOT skinny might understand what I am talking about. Those of you who are....phoey on you! ;-)
ANYWAY. I didn't want to be 'ordinary' this week by just snapping a frontal shot of me. I wanted to do something DIFFERENT. Perhaps with a bit of meaning. This is what I came up with. And here is the explanation for it.
Outward appearances really only portray a SMALL piece (miniscule really) of who we are. The most important things that we are made up of are things that we have the control to show or hide. Only WE OURSELVES have the power to reveal the inward things of our soul; and to whom, and when. This photo captures that, since the things that make me who I am are all little snippets in the background-blurred- while a small piece of me (my body) reveals almost nothing about me. It is those things, JUST out of focus, that make me who I am. My relationship to God, to my husband, to my children. And my responsibilities to them.
If anyone else wants to participate in these weekly photo assignments-take a picture, let me kno and I will figure out a way to make some linkage. ;-)