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I love paper. Books printed on acid-free paper and bound in cloth turn me on. I'm crazy about bookmarks, and I buy too many stickers. I could spend hours in the build-your-own-greeting card section of my neighborhood craft store. My favorite thing to eat is bread, and my second favorite is fruit. (Mm, pineapple.) I read too much and too fast, and I watch too many food shows (two ways of looking at gluttony). Gloomy, rainy weather calms me and so I can't wait to move out of California, which will happen, sadly, too many years from now to count. I'm vegan, though I haven't managed to eliminate honey from my diet yet. I practice yoga; it's the only way I can keep fit. I have a better life than I ever imagined I would (or deserve to) have, but I do my best to enjoy it rather than feel guilty about it. That's my daily struggle -- and also to be thoughtful and observant and honest with myself.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday



I try to stay in the light and not let my body with its density of fear and its thickness of doubt block too much of it. Yesterday I failed. Today I managed to get another milimeter out of the way. I worry about tomorrow. But I'm reassured by the fact that light will be there tomorrow as it has been every day of my life, waiting for me to wrestle with it, waiting for me to win or to lose, and smiling either way, being unchanged either way.

2 Comments:

Blogger madness rivera said...

Interesting passage, C. It made me think a lot. And the picture is fantastic; like an ellipse which is probably what you meant to do considering the passage.

May 24, 2006  
Blogger Green Whale said...

Sometimes I think I just mar the picture with my words instead of complementing it. I like this photo a lot too, especially because I took it by accident and was surprised to realize that it was good.

May 25, 2006  

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