Just Jot It January – 2019 – Reflection

Today’s #JusJoJan prompt is “Reflection” as suggested by the lovely Janet…wait, that’s ME!  I almost forgot about it and then I started seeing all these pingbacks in my emails.  Yikes!
Reflection can be taken many ways and even I wasn’t sure where I was going with it but then I remembered this art journaling project I did last year.  The exercise was called “The Face In The Mirror.
I’d been going through some of those “I wish I was still in my twenties” feelings and I happened to come across this picture.
It was taken at a Western Themed party we had given and I was a saloon girl. Those were my wild and crazy days.  I am about 26 or so.
To make me “feel better” I tried to recreate the image in the present day.  That didn’t really make me feel all that better.
I realize it is kind of impossible to look like that anymore because I’ve had surgery on my mouth to correct a TMJ problem, I’m 30 years older give or take and have had three kids.  I decided to take a multiple reflection photo and when I looked at the picture that came out, it seemed to me that the deeper in the mirror the reflection went, the younger I looked!


Here’s the journal page I wrote about it.
I reflected on the fact that even though the younger version of me looks happy, I had just gone through a divorce and was wondering if I would ever really find my Mr. Right.  The older version has a happy marriage and 3 great kids, so “looks” can be deceiving.

Coincidentally, we were visiting my daughter and in the backyard of the house she was renting while at college there was this rose.  I think it looks just like the one in my hair.

Thanks to all who played along with my prompt today.  It has been fun reading what every one else did with the word.

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2019/01/just-jot-it-january-2019-reflection.html


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18 Responses to Just Jot It January – 2019 – Reflection

  1. LindaGHill says:

    I’ve never liked how I looked in pictures until I got older and realized I didn’t look that bad. 😛 Your photos are lovely! 😀 thanks so much for the prompt, Janet!

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  3. darsword says:

    I love the depth you went to here. You checked into your younger self and brought her with you to today. One day, I hope, we as a society will treasure the wisdom of age rather than the fleeting physical attributes. I love how you look now. I would love to sit and have tea or coffee with that person, have long deep conversations. The younger photo was good at hiding. Now you seem available. From another point of view how about a picture of the same flower. Nice to know we stick around longer. The one at the beginning may have enjoyed a moment, may have added fertilizer back to the earth, but outside of the glory you gave it, it was brief. Perspective. I’m so glad you did a journal of it. I want to start doing that. So far, the blog is carrying my emotional/funny weight. May I add a hug to this. I really like what I see here. And thank you for the prompt!

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  4. Debbie D. says:

    Physical changes on the outside don’t change who we are on the inside. You still have a radiant smile, Janet, that captures your “joie de vivre”. ☺

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Thanks for the fun post prompt! Your reflection photos are wonderful, and such a neat idea to do the earlier you and the you of today. I think our inner person never ages past a certain year, and we’re the same as always, with just a few minor changes on the outside. 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      That’s a good thought, Barbara. I know it has been fun rediscovering some things I used to like to do but gave up once the kids started coming along and with working all the time, you know?

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  6. Shelley says:

    Such a fun post, you’re as beautiful as always – and…the mischievousness in your smile hasn’t changed a bit! 😉

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  7. joey says:

    Well we cannot recapture our 20s, that’s fersure! But, we can make new pretty pictures of now to look back at fondly later, and you do that up right with all your snaps and scrapbooks!

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  8. shanjeniah says:

    You have a lovely smile and a glow of joy! As a woman nearing 50 myself, I find those to be gorgeous!

    So glad you shared a word so I could meet you and your smile today.

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