Many of us hate having our photo taken. Imagine now you have a "twitch' that contorts your face most of the time. Photo's? Yippie.
I was asked for a photo for an upcoming interview & need one for another project and a book photo so I thought best to get it done right.
Who better than someone I have known for years. I asked Kyle Clements, a very talented artist and photographer and the next day he showed up!! Kyle is also down to earth and what I consider "quirky" in a great way, so I was at ease.
I think that is part of the battle right there! As an added bonus Kyle brought his mom!
LOL *just in this case- as she is my best friend too, I am sure he does not show up for photo shoots with mom in tow, she did a great job of holding the light and making me laugh.
When I got the photos I became teary, because I like them.
I usually avoid mirrors at all costs. I feel my face contorting a million times a day -
I don't need to see it. Know what I mean?
This is me. This is how I am and have been for the past 4 years now.. I wish I did not have the pain that goes with it. It is the pain and concern is what allows me to get past the rest though, see how trivial it all is.
No touched up photos here, no fancy dress, no elaborate props... they all just add to the illusion.
I have no time for pretend.
Love me or leave me I care not - I will survive and continue on!
It does not matter what we look like only that we still remain.
What a difficult lesson this has been BUT I am grateful for every bit of it!
It broke a barrier for me- I look differently at people with disabilities and those with vanity issues. The more beautiful as of late, are those that YOU really see - not those that disguise it all with a beautiful shell and can be very ugly on the inside.
My son puts it better than anyone ever will.
"Mom when I look at any photo of you I see Love."
No one else's opinion matters.
Thank you Kyle.. I get by with a little help from my friends ;-) xox