Monday, November 28, 2005

self portrait tuesday

i am the phoenix
A long time ago, I died
from the things that lonely children die.
But look at me now.
I'm not a waste.
I'm far from a dumb waste.


This is my fifth entry for the Exploration of Identity theme for
Self Portrait Tuesday

16 comments:

madness rivera said...

Whoa - heavy handed much? I meant for this to be hopeful. Hmm, whoops. I almost deleted the post after rereading it just now, but the thought of exploring my identity one more time exhausts me. So . . .enjoy!

Suse said...

That is a glorious photo! I love it.

acumamakiki said...

Not heavy-handed at all. I love this photo and all that you've conveyed. You've done really wonderful, exploratory work with this particular series!!

kiki said...

beautiful photo. you should be proud to be a phoenix not everybody gets to be.

Cynthia Perello said...

This is such an awesome shot of you. Wow! And it's so very cool, because not everyone is courageous enough to allow themselves to be re-born in various aspects of their life for the better. All I gotta say is,... Amen Sista!

Marigoldie said...

No, no, no, it's an important part of your identity to show the rest of the blue girls. It is mad hopeful.

dani said...

W O W !

Trish said...

WOW! This is so deep and thought provoking, s short poem that says a million words. I love it!

la vie en rose said...

excellent...and yes, it oozes hope! so powerful. thank you for the inspiration.

Ibarionex R. Perello said...

I believe I forsee the the title of performance artist being added to your resume.

Misty Mawn said...

Don't question yourself...you are extraordinaire!!!

Michelle Fry said...

It's not heavy handed. I love it.

melanie said...

i think your image and words very much conveys hope. the hope we can rise above a difficult past. and i say amen to that.

andrea said...

beautiful... I've spent hours, days, weeks, years trying to teach young dancers to 'open up the chest' like this. which may or may not make any sense to you. but I can see it here--it's gorgeous, so expansive, so broad. it's delicious.

bettyboop said...

hmmm, DEEP! fits perfect with photo.

Anonymous said...

Again .. a punch in the gut.
Rize girl Rize. xo M