Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge- "Resolution"

The challenge for the month of January is "How can we express our new year resolutions through photography and self portraiture?"

My first resolution is expressed in a haiga poem using my hand letting go. I worry far too much about the future and some of my control issues creep up from the past. Time is so precious and even with ALS I forget that...shame on me!

My resolution is to live in the here and now!

To see other resolutions expressed in self portraiture here

24 comments:

pepektheassassin said...

That's about all any of us can do, my dear.

holli said...

I love it!!! I worry so much about the future too. So much so that I get bogged down and forget to appreciate what's right before my very eyes. I loved the poem, the music and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

pepektheassassin said...

Oh, and I think the picture you did is terrific, too!

Turquoise CRO said...

Cheers! YES! Let's live here and NOW!!! Love you, xo,Cinda

Anonymous said...

beautiful words shared. thank you for the reminder to "live in the present"
:)

gay said...

the present is a great place to be and lving there a great thing to aspire to. good luck with that and i think i'll try that myself!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful resolution. I'm working on the thought of "being" rather than "doing" - something that goes against my nature (or nurure??). Hope the new year is filled with good times for you and your family. I love the new profile picture with your sweet little one!

acumamakiki said...

living in the here and now is the best resolution, we can all hear this again and again. happy new year to you and your family.

Amber said...

As my kids are little now, I want to try harder to do this as well. I am always planning ahead, but I know some day I will miss these times so much! I should never wish for tomorrow when today is so sweet.


:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

I'm way behind in visits to blogger friends. I LOVE the poem with the hour glass. This post, too, is quite lovely. I think time changes its meaning as the years go by. I find that I am more grateful now for each day, and for each time I see my loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Living in the here & now is the best way to live....and the only one that we can really do anything with. I should try to enjoy the good parts of my life more. :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful self-portrait, and resolution, Tammy! Wishing you and your loved ones a very, very happy and healthy New Year! XOXO

Anonymous said...

beautiful resolution and portrait!!! sometimes we should all remember to live here and now!

Catherine said...

That's a wonderful resolution, and beautifully depicted

Anonymous said...

Well done, Tammy! Beautiful resolution and portrait.

Anonymous said...

First, I like your self portrait, well done!
Second, I have to do the same...I know time is precious and that today is all we have, but having ALS sometimes causes me to project too much. I have to work on that.

Anonymous said...

Bravo. Well said.

Nancy said...

Tammy,
Your self portrait is perfect. But man, you are hard on yourself! Of course it's easy to forget to keep ourselves in the present without doubts and negativities. But you're human. And what a wonderful human at that!

Love,
Nancy

Bohemian Girl said...

Tammy...yes, this is a wonderful resolution. Thank you for the inspiration. xo

Anonymous said...

Happy New year the most beautiful woman in bloggerland! I love that resolution! I'm trying to do the same, and looking for signs on the way.

Georgia said...

Mmmm! Great resolution for this year, I need to add that one to my list!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful inspiration for all of us~

Great job!

girlfriday said...

Great sentiment. A resolution for me to adhere to as well. :o)

Anonymous said...

cool portrait babe,I love how you have the picture of your hand in it.It is very hard to stay in the now when what we are looking for is in the near future.We will be on the lake in our house boat in no time.Love Dave