By Nora Simone
“Not being comfortable in my own skin” is a common saying that expresses internal anxiety or tension.
What if this tension existed your entire life?
What would the effect be on your life? How about those around you?
Friends and family refer to me as a “mystery” or “enigma. “That’s understandable given my secretive and guarded behavior.
Many, most really, give up on me. “Not worth it.” I can hear them thinking. Sigh.
True friends look deeper and judge by my actions which demonstrate a track record of love, generosity, and kindness towards others. Their happiness is an achievable goal I can help with. It is a result that, through them, brings me happiness too.
The tension between wanting to be in and wanting to be out place me where all artists need to be: alone.
That seems my destiny but today wonder, is this really so bad?
This photo is one of dozens of similar photos by professional photographer Diane Crow of Atlanta, GA. She sought to capture an image of my soul. I wonder if this is the one.
My hair and MU are by Amy Hoaeae of Las Vegas, NV.
My dress is by Leota New York.
My selection of butterfly pendant was inspired by a visit to a butterfly sanctuary in Hershey, PA where this photo was taken.
My appearance of calm composure is based on knowing BFF Cristy Garcia (whom we will meet soon!) is with me – awaiting her turn to pose.
“Not comfortable in my own skin” appears to be my resting state. That at least partially explains my chameleon-like presentation.
Well, everyone is happy at this moment. I hope you are too.