July 28 –
Time for the month end wrap up to Jumpin’ July.
Here’s my selfie for the month. I took it at the Mountain Winery before the Foreigner concert. What a great night that was. You can read about it here.
This is the picture. We had a western theme party and I was a saloon girl, of course.
I am working through a program called Inner Excavate Along with Liz Lamoreux. In it we are exploring our pasts and getting in touch with ourselves through pictures, poetry and mixed media. It is something I started when she did it last year but did not finish.
One of the exercises is to take a mirror picture of ourselves. When I got my haircut and remembered about this old picture, I decided to try to recreate it. Because of the “mirror” idea, I put the flower on the other side and took a picture now.
It is sinking in that I will never look like the 25-ish year old girl in the picture on the left. Physically impossible, in fact, since I had some facial surgery in my early thirties because of TMJ issues. They did some reconstruction around my mouth. Then of course there are a few extra lines and wrinkles as one would expect after 30 years of marriage and three children 🙂
Then I decided to go one step further and really take a “mirror” picture of myself. Maybe it’s wishful thinking or maybe it’s because it is a smaller picture, but it seems to me that in the second reflection I can kind of see that 25 year old smiling back at me.
Sounds like a sci-fi story, right? You get younger with each receding reflection.
I’m getting ready for the August Break with Susannah Conway again. 31 days of pictures! The prompt for Day 15 is unicorn! Bet you can’t wait to see what I come up with for that!
How about you? How has your July been? Got any big plans for August? Love to hear about them!