Have you ever felt this? When you look at your face in the mirror close-up, you find yourself, full of life. You see every part of your face: the ridges of the lips, the curve of the brows, the depression on the chin. Everything. It somehow pleases you, and you say to yourself, “I ain’t bad to look at, am I?”.
Then during the day someone takes a picture of you, and you instantly start wondering how you look. Whether it’s an urge or a fleetingness, you do want to see the picture. However, when you get to see it, the person you see in it is someone who only slightly resembles the one you saw in the mirror.
I don’t know about you, but I sure go through this every now and then. The ‘I’ in pictures seems to be starkly different from the ‘I’ in the mirror. In some cases it’s my smile which is too wide, or my hair, or my lips, blah. However, there are those rare occasions when the picture comes out perfect. And I’m relieved; ah, that’s me, finally.
P.S. What would happen if you went through the above, liked that rare out of rare picture and put it up on your social networking profile, only for it to be immediately rejected by someone who matters because your skin is a tad shiny in it?
P.P.S. If you don’t know what’s happening here, my ON button just blew up. Have a good day.