Monday, August 14, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge - enclosed by nothing...

...nothing at all.

I have been very humbled by the talent shown with this month's self portrait challenge theme. There has been a very tangible 'hemmed in' feeling to these beautiful portraits. The only thing for me is that I haven't exactly felt internally aligned with that emotion lately (and that is good for me, people).

No, lately I have felt like throwing my arms out wide and yelling "WOO HOO" and living it up. There is no concrete thing I can point to as 'it'. More an overriding sense that all is well and as it should be. I am more comfortable in my own skin than ever and - damn - does that feel good.

This photo is from mine and my friend B's latest trek slash adventure. I spoke of the magic of this ritual (and also our previous jaunt) here. This time we wound our way to the top of Mt. Tamalpais and sat in a field of wild dry grass overlooking the ocean. We had a picnic (sparkling Pinot Grigio with fresh pomegranate seeds included). We caught up with one another and discussed life and it's beautiful intricacies in detail. I took this photo on our way back down the mountain. And - wow - did I ever feel UNenclosed.

(woo hoo!)


Blogger acumamakiki said...

Woohoo is right and I love the adventure captured in this shot. It made me feel all excited, that I was there on that trek/hike/picnic.

4:19 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Oh, I would like to be there with you please? beautiful!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I like it!! :-)

11:16 AM  
Blogger melba said...

I love this post. so nice to read something uplifting!

6:40 PM  
Blogger lovegreendog said...

the red in this photo is so chic, i love it!
and this (now)sounds like an amazing time for you, i am happy for you :)

6:52 PM  
Blogger BZ said...

I love this shot. I knew there was something about the view that I found inviting. I grew up in San Rafael and while I was in college I often cut classes and made my way up the glorious mountain to watch the fog devour San Francisco. It is truly a magical place. Great shot and I applaud your Wahooo Spirit.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice backyard, huh? There is no place on the planet that makes me feel that all is well like our Mountain...lovely. Woohoo indeed.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Great picture and great take on the theme! WooHoo!!

5:15 PM  
Anonymous amystery said...

I totally relate to this post. I've been at odds with the enclosed theme this month and you put into words (and image) what I have been feeling. woo hoo indeed!

1:43 PM  

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