Chief and my 2012 self: words of explanation

I was inspired by all of the recent blogging challenge posts or perhaps, posts of solidarity, especially from Renn at The Big C and Me, she had a great request. So I thought I would try my hand at this form of inspiration. You onboard?

Here is one for my lovely readers (the few that are out there;) post a photo or self portrait or other form of visual art (if you are not comfortable sharing your visage with us) of yourself that describes who you have been within the last six months.

It was Carol’s self portrait post that prompted me to add a recent photo of myself taken by my girlfriend Cheri Pearl. It isn’t a self portrait though maybe a bit of a collaboration. Cheri has helped me document some of this bullshit cancer process, and I am drawn to the idea of the back of my head as a reflection of who I have been during the past six months of my cancer process. I had been distant, pain filled (I think you can see how my neck is a bit wonky), sorrowful, and not wanting to face life as head on as I would have normally. Yet I look towards Chief (our bison skull) with hope and faith that there is someone keeping watch over me, us. I’ve sprung back to life within the last month or so, maybe I’ll have to add another photo soon of this forward movement stage.

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18 comments on “Chief and my 2012 self: words of explanation

  1. Violet says:

    And so there is.

  2. Marie says:

    I am certainly up for this challenge Jen. Will keep you posted!

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  4. Justine Kennedy says:

    Hi there…just sent you an email…I love reading your blog; know that you are always in my thoughts. xoxo

  5. Jan Baird says:

    Your prompt is so creative, and your photo so moving. Thanks, Jen! xx

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  7. I love this idea and thought about it all day yesterday. Still mulling it over but will formulate it soon.

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