The Many Faces of the Self

Your face

as it is

simple

raw

pure

and unadulterated

is beautiful

it’s your origin story

without embellishment

without editing

for public consumption

so why

do you hide that face?

.

Oh what a messy portrait

.

Because hiding your face

is one of

many

selves

that you are

and

that hidden face

is

also

your

face.

.

“Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss, sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.”

Sometimes by Sheenagh Pugh

.

We’re done with

the

A Passion For…

challenge

but passion isn’t done with us

it moves with us

as everything within us moves

blood

breath

muscles

bones

self

so

now

we’re directing our gaze

through a lens

at

the

selfie

trying to capture

all the varied

faces

and

phases

of

self

.

It seems rather appropriate that

as I write this post

outside the skies have gone dark

and a storm is brewing

the rumble of thunder

in the distance

edging closer

like

a

self

we have been hiding

not only from others

but from

ourselves

too.

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