Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge- "Enclosed Spaces"

I've decided to try "Enclosed Spaces" the easy way this week. I tried to squeeze under my bed and even though my breasts are in my armpits, I got stuck and hubby had to pull me out. I also crawled under my computer desk but since my butt went south and never returned, it hurt and again I had to be pulled out. Hubby now thinks I'm even more nutty than before so this week is for him :)

My eyes have always been my best feature, even through my younger years when "the girls" were perky and I had a rear. Since my diagnosis I see everything differently and they sparkle even brighter from the beauty of an ordinary day. Before I was blind but now I see and I'm soaking it all in. Here is a haiku poem enclosed with my eyes in a field of poppies.

27 comments:

paris parfait said...

Gorgeous - your words and your eyes! I missed you - will catch up w/ your posts soon. xo

Anonymous said...

You are nuttier then ever, your rear is fine and I love the sparkle in your eyes.It is one of your best attributes.Love Dave

doc-t said...

so... why were you crawling under the bed?

I don't know exactly what your condition has done to your body... but you're a beautiful person... that's easy to see.

but...why the smurf were you crawling under the bed? I have to know.

clare said...

Nutty is good, Tammy!

Great haiku too.

Deb R said...

I can just imagine your hub's face when you got stuck under the bed!!! :-D (Mine would have laughed his ass off)

You have amazingly beautiful eyes and I love the haiku. Words to live by!

Star said...

You are such a hoot, Tammy!

Although you've provided us with a perfectly lovely haiku from your field of poppies, all I can think about when I see fields of red poppies like these is the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz" saying, "Poppies...poppies will put them to sleep..." Don't stay too long and allow them to cast their sleeping spell over you ;-)

Nicole said...

Your eyes are beautiful and your haiku too!

bella said...

Tammy this is so beautiful. Your words, the way you take things in and see the beauty in everything.. it's just amazing. I loved your take on this.

Amber said...

I am so happy I "met" you. You inspire me and make me smile.

:)

melba said...

I don't remember if your blog always had music or if I can just hear it now because everyone is in bed and the house is quiet. I like it.

Bedazzzled1 said...

To top off your perfect Haiku and portrait, Dave goes and leaves his sweet comment. It just doesn't get any better than that.

You DID have me giggling about your girls and your booty, though!

I adore you, woman.

Love~
Nikki

bb said...

stuck under the bed and table? LOL - imagine what my boys thought last week when they walked in on me lying on the bed under a pile of washing, all in the name of SPC ;-)

i think the poppies were the best option - great foray into haiga, Tammy!

tinker said...

Tammy, You're not nutty - YOU ARE AN ARTIST!!! Whatever it takes to make the art :)
The poppies are almost as beautiful as your eyes, btw

Madeleine said...

you nutter....you remind me of my son George who is always up to some antic....hiding in the most unfriendly of spaces and getting stuck.LOL
great haiku, athough your eyes are soo gorgeous and radiant, i think they are on a parr with many of your other wonderful attributes.
xxx

acumamakiki said...

You are so beautiful Tammy and an inspiration. I think EVERY bit of you is your best feature ~ because who you are inside seeps into everything we see on the out.

Helen said...

The eyes are the windows to our Souls.
You have beautiful eyes! :)

Bug said...

I'm slightly confused by the desire to get into enclosed spaces... but after I let go of that, I loved your post. Your poem is just beautiful, and the picture you made is very cool!

Turquoise CRO said...

Phew! YOU make me giggle Tammy!!! Laughter is the best medicine and You are SWEET! That Dave is sooooo Sweet too! His comment says Yes, you are nuttier! LOL That haiku and the poppies are beauty full!!! like someone already said, eyes are windows to the soul and looking at yours is like gazing into heaven! xoxoxox ps. no more crawling under things or on top!!! NO! NO! lol unless it's for romantic interludes!*wink*

Kim Carney said...

Gosh if you crawled under anything in my house the dust would gobble you up ;0

yes, thank you for that. I love that we all need to remember to see the beauty EVERYDAY in everything. That is a perfect SPC!

lovegreendog said...

wonderful words in your haiku tammy! beautiful all around :)

Becca said...

Oh, I LOVE this! And right away, I saw how your grandson (whose picture comes up right by yours) has your gorgeous eyes!

Your eyes are your best feature, and not just because they are so lovely, but because they see the world in a beautiful way.

You always make me smile :-)!!!
What a gift...

Belle said...

I'm smiling right now. How cute and funny.

This is one of those "wish I could have been there" moments.

All the best

betty said...

I keep saying it, Tammy, but you are soooo creative!! I just loved this and all your other fantastic entries

Susannah said...

this is beautiful and gentle and T, you really do have the most gorgeous eyes :-) xx

rachel said...

I love your poppy and eyes picture, and the image of your husband having to retrieve you twice from under furniture is hilarious

Chris said...

I love Dave's comment....such a good guy!

Chris
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chiefbiscuit said...

Bright eyes! Beautiful eyes! There is no way those eyes are enclosed!