Reflective

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lino-portraits.jpgI'm a mirror of others rather than my own person.

Those who see beauty in me are beautiful themselves; those who find me witty are intelligent comics on their own; should someone think that I am [fill in the attribute] it's really because they are [attribute].

New companions, new Kristen. I easily pick up friends' vocabulary, habits, hobbies, and preferences.

This is irksome. I would like to be beautiful, witty and [attribute] for real. I would like to have my own strong preferences. Do things with an internal passion of my own. By my own steam. But I don't seem to. Not lately.

So after some reflection about all this, I took a personal inventory and came up with one important item that is mine alone: my creative expression. I don't draw, paint, print or whatever like anyone else.

I spent the afternoon and evening balming my soul and regaining a sense of my self by creating three abstract self-portraits. Linoleum prints, my favorite medium. This is how I see myself at the moment. (Click the image for a larger view.)

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how often do you see two mirrors that are the same?

I think the fact that you have created abstract Venn diagrams speaks volumes.. you are able to link between different groups of people or tasks or creative ideas and bring them together in a harmonious and a uniquely "Kristen" way.

for more fun with mathematics..
http://www.venndiagram.com/

I am such a math geek... :)

i see your self-portrait as multifaceted, not singular or isolated. I think you feel that way too. And about the influence of others, don't forget that color is visible to our eyes only after certain light waves are reflected back to us. Without this reflection/absorption process, it's colorless. And so would we be too.

*inserts the word masculine (feel free to substitute manly}*

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