perfectly naked

Oh my gosh. The last ten photos I posted on Flickr were self portraits! What does it mean?

I’m laughing as I write this. Self-portraits – self-absorbed – self-obsessed … Little old me, whose work is all about self — highest self, true self, whole self, authentic self, best self, shadow self – all kindsa self!

Oh, it makes me laugh, so. Sometimes it makes me cry, like when I read this entry in The Faeries Oracle about The Green Woman (the card I pulled this morning);

“The Green Woman dances naked in the moonlight – and in the sunlight and the shadows as well. She doesn’t care what you think of her, she knows her own worth from her experience of life. She is the feminine vital vegetative force that enables a root to crack stone, the reed to bend in the wind, and the oak to stand against the storm.”

I’ve been playing with selfies all week, inspired by conversations with Amy Palko, whose selfie work is growing and brewing.

There’s so much to say. And yet, now is not the time. In this moment, I’m saying hello to me, perfectly naked – and feeling strong.

How are you greeting yourself today?


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About the image

You can download the image for non-commercial use, please remember to attribute it to Julie Gibbons.