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lives on a small farm in Casco Michigan along with her husband Ken, son Brandon , grandson Jordan and numerous "critters". She is also the mother of Justin Rowell. She is a "free spirit" wanting to "get lost in the sparkle and fade". She will someday....just watch her!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chains That Bind Me

It is very difficult for me to look at this self portrait. It is symbolic in the way that I can "see" on the outside what I am feeling on the inside. A weight. A heaviness that I carry around with me daily and hide so well. Every link a drama, a stress, some "crisis", an illness or past memory of trauma and abuse both physical and emotional. These chains bind me now but, day by day and link by link I am learning to unchain myself, for I realize that I alone can set myself  free.


Well here I am again in "all my glory"!  Above photo was taken while I was having a "rough day"...I do have a few of those...a little more often than I would care to admit to.  I am honored to have had my mentor suggest my submitting this photo and short essay to Burn Magazine.  Now comes the waiting......one day at a time.