4 of 52

4 of 52, originally uploaded by NessieNoodle.

Week 4 of 52

The scar on my forehead from when I fractured my skull at age 3, the ‘flesh tag’ under my left eye, freckles from summer days past, wonky eyebrows, peach fuzz on my upper lip, my one eye that is sometimes a little sleepier then the other and droops.

all things that I see, but maybe others don’t. Things that I know are there, that I know the story about. How many stories does your face tell that others have no idea about?

I love and dislike all these things at once. They are me, part of my history and self. Some have gotten smaller or lighter (that scar used to take up my entire forehead), other things stronger and darker (my eyebrow color, the lines under my eyes). I have heard people say they wake up one day, look in the mirror and don’t know who is looking back at them. I hope that doesn’t happen to me. I still see the ‘little’ me in my face, yet I can also see the big me too. it is strange and wonderful all at once.

6 Comments 4 of 52

  1. Ani June 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I see a strong, lovely lady. 🙂

  2. painted fish studio June 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    i think we all focus on those imperfections that no one else sees. and one must remember, it’s those imperfections that make us human.

    (but when i see the zit next to my deepening laugh line, and the bags under my eyes, it’s hard to remember that!)

    you are a beauty.

  3. The Giant June 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I barely saw any of those things. I see a beautiful and fascinating woman actively engaged with her world.

  4. caitlin June 23, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Isn’t it funny how hard and critical we are with ourselves, and how we don’t notice stuff on others?

    I have a scar just above my one eye, and a freckle on my lip I notice a lot, but I think most people would never see them.

    Thanks for a fun post!

  5. Daniela Siegenthaler June 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    i love this of you. i too am doing the 52 weeks of SPs, but don’t have the courage to post them “live”, which tells me how much i really need to do it. it’s a lesson for me in getting comfortable with seeing myself, accepting myself, imperfections and all. bravo to you for doing this vanessa.


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