Friday, December 9, 2011

Faces

Who are you? Do you really know? Are you who you hope you are? I hear that you really never see yourself the way others do. Mirrors? Photographs? They are all about glass and reflections. I used to dislike my name, because it was too short and didn't lend itself to a nickname like all my other pals. I'm over that now. As for my face, gosh, I hated my freckles. I looked in the mirror and I just saw this funny-looking, freckled faced, little waif staring back at me. I complained to Mom. I asked her how to get rid of them. I even shared my frustration with my Aunt Mimi. She related to me some round-a-bout story, with a bottom line that freckles were where I had been kissed by angels. Sheesh! By the look at that 12 year old face, I wasn't kissed, I was made passionate love to! Oh well, I'm over that now too. These days, quite a few of the old 'dots' have dissolved. I guess the angels took 'em back! Hahaha!
As Popeye says, "I yam who I yam!"

18 comments:

  1. i, too, lamented my freckles. what was that about?
    you see yourself and your world pretty clearly, i'd say. that's one of the reasons this blog is such a joy.

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  2. This reminds me of some of Andy Warhol's images.

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  3. I think there is a Chuck Close(American painter, photographer, photorealist) influence in evidence here.

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  4. Hello from another freckled friend. I went through the same childhood experience always wanting to get those freckles off of me. Those artistic faces you have pictured here are quite nice.

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  5. I cannot see any freckles on your profile photo. What's the problem? You look just fine.

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  6. Freckles. It's a funny word, isn't it? Bits of freck. Sounds like chuckles.

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  7. Hey DUYH-
    In my profile my frecks are hidden, but can ya see my 'bags' under my eyes?

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  8. But wait just a minute BIrd. What about that artwork? Looks like student art to me and I love it!
    V

    PS and at what point do freckles morph into age spots??

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  9. Funny how maturity makes things fadein importance!

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  10. You remind me Andy Warhall's portraits.
    Beautifully done.
    Costas

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  11. we yam what we yam and accept it better the older we get. Nice images.

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  12. Oh My---what a topic.... I spent my first marriage being put down for who I am.. I believed it --and spent many years trying to be something that I'm not... Most of my insecurity had to do with my weight problem.

    When I met and married George, it was like I had a new outlook on life... He loved me for ME.... I can now be who I am --and love myself for it... Why didn't I meet him 50 yrs. ago???? ha

    YES---we 'yam who we yam'!!!!!
    Betsy

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  13. I hate that I only have the top half of my head. It doesn't seem fair that eveyone else has a mouth and chin and I don't have them.

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  14. I have to agree with Redpat on this one. Great shot.

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  15. I have freckles too and people always tell me they've never seen a Japanese person with freckles...but I like them ;D

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  16. These are some really good pictures. Some of the people are kinda funny lookinG. Just kidding these people are some future artist.

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