Spread # 119- Make A Billion Faces January 1, 2011Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I’d like to press the ‘refresh’ button today, the first day of 2011. I’d like to summon up all my courage to reveal new ways in which to see myself. I’d love to let go of old perceptions I have of who I am, what I can do, and how I look like. I’d like to dare to look at my face and see the world behind it with marveled eyes. I collect my words, personal images, and intimate oddments and I put them in a physical and in a virtual book, I call it a visual journal. I don’t journal to make beautiful pictures of myself and of my world but to facilitate spiritual growth spurts. However, I have to face it, even if I set out to make a journal spread about a walk in the park, it would be about me. When I look at me in 2011, I’d like to look closely and openly and see myself as the mysterious, intricate, vulnerable, conflicted, imperfect, magnificent creature that I am. I’d like to learn to look at my face as well as the faces of others with ease and comfort. I remember days where parents used to say to their child: ”If you make this ugly face, it will stay like this forever.” And I say that if you don’t make this ugly face you wouldn’t know what your face could look like. So express the ugly, the bold, the beautiful and all the in-betweens, go for it, make a billion faces.