Self Portrait: 'To the Music'

Another Saturday is upon us and that means it is another edition of Self Portrait Saturday. This is a reflective piece about my current view of life.  A portrait of myself inspired by my father's view of living life and enjoying life to its fullest.  We are inherently never in full control. We can no sooner control life's outcomes than we can control the weather.  Sometimes this lack of control can cause people to try to control people around them.  Be it to modify their world views or force people into the same mold of how they envision life should be.  Feeling we cannot control our situations some people are quick to judge others around them or point out every moment where something is out of place, not right, or goes wrong.  Life should not be forced. Nor burdened under the weight of guilt passed on from one to the next.  Life should be full of passion. We may not be able to control the song, but we can choose to dance.

Self Portrait 'To the Music' by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 - 2013 All Rights Reserved | 


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  1. I LOVE this self portrait! You are so full of life and passion, and I love how this photograph captures that!

  2. Thank you Rachel! It was fun to do too, until I made my self so nauseated from spinning and dancing! x

  3. It is really an adorable shot :) I was wondering if you could share some tips and tricks on portraits next time :)

  4. Beautiful sentiment Bonnie. It is a lovely picture - you are just so pretty!

  5. Control issues.
    Controlling people.
    All very stressful.
    I always say control is just an illusion.
    I think you have amazingly gorgeous hair!! I would love to link up, and normally I don't care what others think... but I don't want to come across as full of myself. When I put a new photo on Facebook my mom tells me I think too highly of myself! So I admire you for your freedom
    ... continue the art of self expression! I will be a reader! You go girl!
    Have a great weekend!
    Tammy xx

  6. Beautiful picture and beautiful message. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Thank you for the beautiful words Josie! I try to do this every week, hope you enjoy! x

  8. Thank you Holly, it was fun one to do, except I did get a bit motion sick from spinning so much between takes! x

  9. I really need too, and will try to get something up on the blog for this.

  10. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Yes yes yes! I can hardly wait then ;)


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