Saturday, December 23, 2017

In the Mirror (photography)


It's my birthday. I'm 41 today. And well...time has done what she could (along with my help...and some of my own abuse) to tear this body down. But, it is strong enough. And the marks it bears are the story of my life. Sometimes, I love what I see in the mirror. Sometimes, I really don't. Today, I'm at peace with it. This is what age and childbirth have created. This is a gift. There is softness. There are curves. There are stretch marks and tattoos. There are scars and imperfections. Rolls and bumps, and creases and wrinkles I sometimes wish I didn't have. And yet, every one of them is me.

15 comments:

May More said...

Love this shot - it's sexy and hazy and real ;-)

molly said...

I feel completely the same about my body and a VERY Happy Birthday to you lovely

Mollyx

Aurora Glory said...

Happy birthday! It's wonderful to hear how positive you are about your body, I hope it rubs off on me a little Lol! This is such a gorgeous shot, and I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to wipe the steam away!
Aurora x

Marie Rebelle said...

First of all happy birthday, and secondly, I love this post. Love that you are at peace with your beautiful body.


Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Rebel xox

Elliott Henry said...

Happy Birthday, Kid. You've got to love what you got, we do.

Johnny come lately said...

An excellent picture that leaves me wanting more.
Made me want to clean my screen.
J

Indigo Byrd said...

Beautiful photo it looks so soft and mysterious. I completely agree with loving our bods as they age (even though that's a feat at times)that's an important reason why I blog. Happy birthday!
Indie xx

Silver Dom said...

And you are beautiful. Lovely image.

Modesty Ablaze said...

Beautiful words . . . everyone of them resonates with me too.
Lovely photo, wonderful post!!!
Xxx - K

Wriggly Kitty said...

Happy birthday xxx

Jo said...

You look perfect and lovely. A very happy birthday!

Catherine Martinique said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
This is truly a heartfelt post. Relatable on every word and your image.
Beautiful.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

LittleSwitchBItch said...

Happy belated birthday x

julie said...

I love mirror shots. Happy belated birthday and Merry Christmas xx

Bee said...

I rarely see beauty when I look in the mirror and I think many of us feel the same. I do love this image though, I see beauty along with sadness.