Undoing my braid, there’s always such a feeling of release and relaxation when the tightly bound hair slips through my fingers.
I’m also posting this picture because I’ve been feeling particularly large and ungainly lately. This photo feeds into that feeling and I did start with several closely cropped versions of just my hands or some other detail.
With the full body shot, my first instinct is to focus with disdain on the parts I see as negative. By making a Sinful Sunday portrait out of this as it is, I force myself to take note of the parts I can admire and to make an effort to admire the parts that make me uncomfortable. (Maybe even to see the beauty in those rolls).
One of the most lovely and helpful things about the Sinful Sunday community (for me) is thinking about how my image will look through other people’s eyes rather than just through the filter of my own baggage.