Second Glance

Same Body, Second Glance: Day Twenty-Seven

July 27, 2014

Today, I’m doing something different and posting myself in filterless full-color (in addition to my usual black and white):

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By now, you guys have figured out that I really love seeing things in monochrome.  It feels meditative and revealing, an honest way of presenting my usual state of mind here.  It also helps me pay attention to lines and shadows in a way that I can’t with the color distracting me.  But today, I’m just feeling colorful.  And joyful.  And maybe just a little bit less serious than usual.  I can’t promise that’s who I’ll be tomorrow, but it’s who I am today.  

And it feels good … ❤

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{{Wondering what’s going on here??  Almost a year ago, I found myself on bad terms with the person in the mirror.  So I made a commitment:  every day for forty days, I’d take *one* photograph of my body that I could honestly see as beautiful.  Want to follow my journey?  Start here.}}

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6 thoughts on “Same Body, Second Glance: Day Twenty-Seven

  1. It is difficult to explain the leap of joy in seeing you in colour, especially the vibrant blue! 🙂 Colour has a voice of its own.
    I feel very uncomfortable in bright colours. Ironically, I love to wear black and white.
    Hoping for a couple more of your world in colour ❤

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    • Thank you!! I love color, but I do tend to find it overwhelming. I prefer it in abstract paintings, nature, & other applications where the focus can be more atmospheric or diffuse. If I need to focus on anything too closely, color **completely** derails me, since i tend to experience color as strong emotion. But I’m so glad you enjoyed this. 🙂 I did too. Maybe I’ll take some color photos sometime just for you! ❤

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  2. More and more I realise how untapped I am into my emotions. Colour is my world (I am even synesthetic – I see words, like days of week, in colour, always exactly the same colour) but it never occurred to me why it is that my home is white with only tiny splashes of bright colour, and that when I talk about colour it is only in terms of art.
    It is so good to have bumped into you – I am realising bit by bit just how much I protected myself by freezing up. Thawing for me means to accept that it is okay to be overwhelmed.
    I understand now much better, your need for monochrome – no need to take colour for me 🙂 ❤

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