Some Photos & Fancies

Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…

Posing

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When we pose we are constantly looking over our shoulders to see how we are being doing. Posing can show us at our best, but it can also show us at our worst. We may not know ourselves very well physically and may choose attire that is inappropriate or that shows up our worst points.  We may also be showing more than we would like to by the expression on our faces or the stance we take when we are posing. If we are aware that we are displaying ourselves and are doing so for a specific purpose it is easier to show exactly what one would like the world to see. If we pose as a central part of our lives we may not have any idea what we are conveying to the world and may not be aware that others are reading us and making judgments about us based upon what they see. If we are posing intellectually or emotionally we are doing ourselves more harm than good by attempting to change who we are; we may choose a model that is inappropriate to our basic personality or that is beyond our capacity to understand or emulate and lose track of ourselves in thought and deed. Certainty about who you are is much better than trying to create yourself in the image of someone else, isn’t it? 

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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