Thursday, May 20, 2010

Best $1.99 I've ever spent

So I was trying to get a shot of my totally (not) awesome hair do this morning and took, what is probably, my favorite recent photograph of me. I took it with my iPhone, which isn't the most awesome camera, (a whopping 3 mega pixel, I think.) but I used the only app I've paid for.


There is just something about this photo that I LOVE.

In reality, my hair is a mess (which is why I was taking the photo in the first place) and I was wearing my jammies still. I hadn't showered and probably had applesauce and oatmeal on my face.

So what is it that I love? I love the line of my nose. I love the color of my skin. I love the texture of my hair. I love that I look like I am deep in thought but not about anything serious. I love the shock of red on my right shoulder. I love the green of the walls. I love the detail of the wrinkles on my fingers. Although she's been gone 13 years I am beginning to see my Granny's hands more and more.

I also love this photo because of what I can't see. Like the number of chins I am sporting, or what my mid-section looks like. I know I am not the only woman who obsesses about how she looks. I am smart. I know that my perceptions are not all reality. (Some are, some aren't.)

I guess I love the fact that looking at that photo I feel beautiful.

I'd say the $1.99 I paid for that app was worth it.

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3 comments:

Gina said...

It IS a great photo!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Molly said...

And your eyes... beautiful! The same color as GrandMa's. You're not turning into your mother, you're turning into your grandmothers! hahaha...

I crack myself up. :)