a self PORTRAIT

It all started with a benign Facebook profile picture.

I was on Facebook and was sick of looking at my current profile picture.  I had just completed a 10 week photography class.  Our teacher assigned us the task of taking a self portrait.  There was no way I was going to be able to take a serious picture of myself.  I was going to be different, in fact clever. I would take a few pictures of myself sitting on the sofa, then combine them together using Photoshop.

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I uploaded an artistic stylized version of the picture on the bottom to Facebook, and then immediately removed it. I thought, this doesn’t look me. Do I even have a picture that represents ME?  Sure, it may physically look like me, but it isn’t me.

I thought, WHO am I?  I had this conversation with my husband.  He felt I defined MYSELF by my relationships.  I was the daughter, the wife, the friend of……  I think I may have agreed with him them. But, that was more than 25 years ago!  I didn’t even have kids yet. Now I’m 55 years old, considered middle aged.  Wow, when did that happen?

I’m the mother of 2 children.  One a freshman in college and the other a junior attending boarding school.  My daily routine has changed.  I am no longer responsible for the inquiring (nagging) of, is your homework done? What do you want for dinner?  It’s time for bed! AND, the all important, making sure they are up in the morning!

Now it’s just me my husband and the dogs, every day is different…

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david

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Life is GOOD!  (today)