smile

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

may I be transparent?

I'm not a fan of pictures of me.
I can take a million pictures of other people and enjoy them tremendously, but when it comes to me...I don't like to look at them.
buuuuuuut...
my husband.
he fancy's himself a second shooter photographer.
and he tells me all the time that he has "mad undiscovered skills" in the land of photography.  and to be honest, I give him a hard time teasing him about not knowing his settings or blah, blah, blah "i'm cooler than you" banter...
but really, he's pretty good.
he see's moodiness and moments and details.

so for this weeks iheartfaces challenge the theme is "smile".
and I'm being brave deciding that this weeks entry is going to be a self-portrait.
is my hair perfect?  most definitly not.
am I posed in a perfect way?  nope.
do I look like a "rock-star"? ha...no.
but I'm happy.
and content.
and my husband took this.  in a place that I now love.

there's a song that was orignally from charlie chaplin (nat king cole's version is my favorite...reminds me of the little cafe downtown wheaton where I would play his music during lunch break) called "smile".  and I love to sing it. (albeit in my slippers cleaning my house pretending I'm on broadway somewhere) :)  the lyric's are haunting and beautiful and ring true in my soul somewhere.  and thinking of charlie chaplin - an original entertainer - who you would think gives the appereance of jesting and amusement...he still felt the need to remind himself...to smile. :)

"...smile though your heart is aching.
smile even though it's breaking.
when there are clouds in the sky
you'll get by...
if you smile through your fear and sorrow.

smile and maybe tomorrow
you'll see the sun come shining through for you.

light up your face with gladness.
hide every trace of sadness.
although a tear may be ever so near
that's the time you must keep on trying.

smile, what's the use of crying?
you'll find that life is still worthwhile
if you just smile...

that's the time you must keep on trying
smile, what's the use of crying?
you'll find that life is still worthwhile...

if you just smile."
 
my heart is not aching today.
there aren't clouds in my sky today...maybe a few wisp's. :)
but there might be tomorrow.
and I know...
I know.
that life is SO worthwhile and worth trying and most definity worth the smile.
 
 
 
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7 comments:

Faith said...

WOW that is BEAUTIFUL!! love how it's processed. and LOVE the negetive space.

The Hammy Fammy said...

A very cool and soft picture. Makes me want to go to the beach or something.

Proud of you for getting in front of the camera. Can't remember the last time I did that!!!

shauna said...

I love the picture and I love that it is more than a picture. You are a great writer as well as a pretty subject.

the MILKY way (Chrissy) said...

Beautiful!

elizabeth said...

Seriously...LOVE this picture...love what you wrote. You are a captivating person...and Matt did an awesome job capturing you.

Tricia said...

Love this, and I love the story. so sweet.

briannaswisherphotography said...

interesting and pretty photo!

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