Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Many Faces of Me

I've been in a relationship since I was 18 years old.  So, I have never been alone as an adult.  I think during the six years that I have been with Mitchell, I have started to ignore my appearance more and more.  In a way I think that is one of the benefits of being in a committed long term relationship.  You can learn not to obsess about your own faults.

Since we broke up, I have been wondering about my own face.  Now that I don't have consistency, I have realized that I really don't know what I look like.  It's hard to have any perspective on my appearance, or even the appearance of people closest to me.  Their essence becomes plastered all over their face, and it's impossible to separate the two things back out.  It makes me think of this lovely quote from Doctor Who:

"Then there's other people, when you meet them you think, "Not bad. They're okay." And then you get to know them and... and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality's written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful."

I know that this time in my life is an opportunity to get to know myself.  I'm starting with my face.  For the first time, I'm marketing my products on myself, and you can actually see my face.  I've been  
surprised at the way they turned out.

I've been able to get a certain about of objectiveness out of them, since I've started to see the photos as products.  Every time I see them, I try to think about what my face is saying.  Weird how hard it is to interpret your own face. So, the many faces of me!
Not sure why you're taking a picture,
but here's a smile.
I know something you don't know!
I am hiding behind my hair
You are being very silly, but I am
going to choose to tolerate you
I hope it doesn't seem vain that I have plastered my blog with pictures of myself.  It's really just for me.  So I guess it's just self-centered!

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