A walking, breathing, living being with both evident and not so evident flaws....as well as evident and not so evident beauty. It's all there. Just the way my Creator made me, but with the mind blowing possibilities of change. He's wonderful and a genius that way. He made sure there was plenty of room for improvement.
Photographs are one dimensional. What you see is not all there is. You only see the outer packaging. You only get a glimse of the personality. You don't hear the laughter or the voice or the joy or the pain. What you see is the reflection of a moment in time.
Why is it suddenly feasible for me to share that moment? I suppose because it turns out that each step I take to learn something new, different and positive becomes an exercise in becoming liberated from my fears and self loathing. It's an ongoing process mind you. I still have much to learn. And it always starts with baby steps, not great big strides....at least that's the way it is for me.