As Popeye says, "I yam who I yam!"
Friday, December 9, 2011
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!
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i, too, lamented my freckles. what was that about?ReplyDelete
you see yourself and your world pretty clearly, i'd say. that's one of the reasons this blog is such a joy.
This reminds me of some of Andy Warhol's images.ReplyDelete
I think there is a Chuck Close(American painter, photographer, photorealist) influence in evidence here.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I cannot see any freckles on your profile photo. What's the problem? You look just fine.ReplyDelete
Freckles. It's a funny word, isn't it? Bits of freck. Sounds like chuckles.ReplyDelete
In my profile my frecks are hidden, but can ya see my 'bags' under my eyes?
this made me laugh!ReplyDelete
But wait just a minute BIrd. What about that artwork? Looks like student art to me and I love it!ReplyDelete
PS and at what point do freckles morph into age spots??
Funny how maturity makes things fadein importance!ReplyDelete
You remind me Andy Warhall's portraits.ReplyDelete
we yam what we yam and accept it better the older we get. Nice images.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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'!!!!!
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.ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Redpat on this one. Great shot.ReplyDelete
I have freckles too and people always tell me they've never seen a Japanese person with freckles...but I like them ;DReplyDelete
Great post, birdman!ReplyDelete
These are some really good pictures. Some of the people are kinda funny lookinG. Just kidding these people are some future artist.ReplyDelete