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Snapshots ~ Frozen in Time August 22, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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An unflattering photo of me is floating around the neighborhood and soaring through cyber-space.

Or so hearsay says.

Snapped at an inopportune moment, the photo (as described to me) caught me with a murderous expression on my face.

Whose murder was I hatching?

If you know, do tell.
I haven’t a clue.

Despite the fact that pertinent facts surrounding the snap have disappeared into the ether, my frowning countenance is now frozen in time for others to pass around, and ponder.

If they are so inclined.

Like snapshots (flattering and not) which fail to tell the whole story, our reputations with those we meet  are patched together piecemeal from extraneous facts and evidence.

Recollections and memories, like photographs in the digital age, are susceptible of conscious and unconscious manipulation.

In truth, we have as many reputations as we have acquaintances and NONE is accurate.  Some see us in a more flattering light than we deserve.  Others  focus solely on superficial blemishes and miss the big picture entirely.

My advice, listen to Dr. Seuss:

Be who you are and say what you feel . . . those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  

Aah . . . that’s better!