Monday, June 18, 2007

self portrait challenge: environment


Little boxes, full of letterpress invitations, rough edges, brown-black ink and bluebirds spilling over the edge. Sheafs of stamps, a list of addresses we still need, and my future mother in law sitting across from me, writing in delicate calligraphy: each address, each name, each return address, evenly, patiently. I sit among the ruins, we have just taken a break, my tongue has become pasty. I look up to the bulb of her chandelier and see myself peering back--this environment is one that is so familiar to my fiance as he grew up, so comfortable for him, and I have just now realized, this weekend, that I feel comfortable here too. One and a half months from now, I will share their last name. How lucky it is to already feel so welcome.



Enjoy other self portraits here.

6 comments:

Angie said...

Love the self portrait pic!

michelle said...

i love the picture as well! :)

Sacred Suzie said...

What a great idea! I hope you are less swamped soon.

misty said...

such a great shot! So nice that you, too feel the comforts of where he grew up.

thank you so much for your kind thoughts. best to you!!!

Miriam said...

Very cool!

gay said...

i like the reflection into the chandelier and love the family pics in your other posts too! it's an exciting time and hopeful!