Photo Friday: Pieces and Parts

Originally uploaded by Temmerling.
The assignment: photograph your favorite body part and post it, along with a love letter to it. Love your body.

This was the most difficult assignment so far. I spent the week pesting Kristin to tell me what her favorite body part of mine is. Because I don't really like ANY part of me. I was looking for ideas. She refused to help me with this assignment, said I needed to do it for myself.

So, I thought hard about the parts of my body that aren't disappointment and pain. I thought about what I enjoy doing with my body. I thought about what my body gives me. My flat-out favorite body part is my hand. But we've already done pictures of hands. So I kept thinking. And after many days of thinking and pushing down the body-hatred that kept rising, I ran a bath, dropped some bath salts in it, and bathed with my camera for company. I wanted a picture of my skin.

It took me a while and a lot of laughs before I got a shot that I loved. But I do, strangely, love this shot. Am I skinny in it? No. But I'm not nearly as fat as I think I am, so that's gotta be a good thing, I hope.

You can read my love letter to my skin if you click on the picture.

After the bath I decided to take pictures of the other two parts of my body that I don't completely hate and include them, too...

A sea of eyes

many lips

(click on the images if you want to see their accompanying letters...)

Posted by Trista @ 9:34 AM

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You are so pink! Maybe it's the color of the water, but... Gracious. You are so pink! And soft. And clean. And smooth. That picture just makes me want to... touch...and touch...


Posted by Blogger Plimco @ 10:04 AM #

That skin shot is beautiful. I'm glad you were left to figure this one out for yourself. It looks as if you succeeded.

Posted by Blogger Melessa @ 10:23 AM #

hmmm, Plimco, did you sign my frappr map? I must go check...

Posted by Blogger Trista @ 10:48 AM #

a work of art :)

Posted by Blogger Sublime @ 7:55 PM #

Trista, you look amazing in that picture! Wow! Absolutely WOW.

I hope you can learn to trust other people's vision and let it color your vision of yourself. Cuz from where I'm sitting, you have some kind of unhappy-warp goggles that have you seeing something different from what's so.

Posted by Anonymous Liza @ 4:48 PM #
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