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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

black.white.wednesday | #nofilter ...

[when all of nature's blemishes help to define the art]

The past is not simply the past,
but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.

Doris Kearns Goodwin


On one of the several "reality" TV shows I watch, a comment was made: "there is nothing REAL about women these days!".  Fact is, between push-up bras, girdles, make-up, hair-extensions, hair dye, perms, wigs, false-eye-lashes, botox, liposuction, implants (anywhere and everywhere), veneers, and the list goes on; we are all guilty in one way or another.  Add to that the litany of photo editing programs that can nip and tuck among many other enhancing maneuvers.
Self-image can be conveyed with a wide paint brush,
so I guess as long as you are 'feeling it', paint away and express yourself.
I would caution, however, to do so with an appreciation of the value of the past, including its unapologetic blemishes.


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  1. So so pretty!! I never got those show, oy!

  2. Yes, our blemishes make each of us who we are...

  3. Oops, meant to add - such a beautiful rose.

  4. I'm not a reality tv person, but I have a girlfriend who is and she often shares their stories. This is a lovely flower shot.

  5. What a divine rose, I want to dive right into it.

  6. A rose by any other name is still a rose.

  7. Hmm, I might be guilty of a couple of those on your list, but even roses have their enhancements (hybrids)!! giggle

  8. I'm a bring on the gray hair and wrinkles kind of gal...But I'm also better in the background than the spotlight, so that might explain a few things! Lovely shot of this delicate beauty!

  9. Wise words and an awesome photo! I'm pretty much of a natural woman except when it comes to photography. I do love messing with them.