Sunday, June 14, 2009

JUNE 14th: The Most Narcissistic Girl

June 14 020, originally uploaded by Kikigill.

Need I say more? I am kind of obsessed with taking self-portraits. There's not another way to put it except I kind of like the way I fit into the world.

I still remember the first time I caught sight of myself in a BIG mirror in a grocery store in college. Instead of my large frame filling to the frame this mirror like it did my full length mirror at home or the slightly more generously-sized mirrors in dressing rooms, this one allowed me fit inside and walk around. The thing that was different about this mirror in our grocery store was not just its BIGness, but also that that it was housed in such a massive space. High ceilings, large fixtures, wide hallways. I walked by the yogurt section where this mirror was and glimpsed myself. I was immediately enamored with the way I fit into the world. I wasn't as big as the mirror, I didn't have to bend down to see my whole self. There I was, life-size dand large. I didn't mind myself. I actually liked the way I looked. To this day, I stop and gaze at myself in any large mirror or mirror-like space. Some may say it's narcissistic, but I actually think it reminds me of my smallness in a world that is really much bigger than I am.

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Watty said...

Love it! (and that you're holding coffee in the first shot lol) Something about pictures holding coffee....ok, yes, I'm weird! :) LOOKING GREAT YOUNG LADY!

Amelia's moms said...

I really like how you describe that you like how you fit into the world. I so hope my kids say that someday!