Recently, inspired by a variety of things that led me down the path of thoughts about the passage of time, I asked our members if they wanted to participate in a self-portrait project that would portray who they are, right now. Life is an ever changing journey, as we all know, and I believe both the the sorrowful / difficult times and the joyful / easy ones are worth honoring. Even the boring times, when everything seems static, stagnant, are worth noting, because who knows what is actually in the works behind the scenes. We only see through a glass darkly right now, after all.
Anyhow, my proposal was met with a resounding yes, so I present to you below the resulting photographs and accompanying words from the members who were able to participate. May this be a challenge to you to create your own!
Inspired? Want to join in the self portrait party? Send me your self portraits - new ones, not more than two please, of who you are now, and some words if you are so inclined - submit them here by August 15 for a special article to run at the end of summer.
Most (probably all) of the members who participated in this project are on Instagram - you should look them up, connect with them there, check out their websites! If you want to know more about me, I’m on there too.