I understand that we don't see ourselves as others do. \\
Intellectually, I get that a two-dimensional image in a mirror bears limited resemblance to a three-dimensional image in space.
And yet my reaction when I saw the results of my recent profile shoot with my very talented photographer friend, Thomas was, do I know those legs?
I am especially familiar with this syndrome because of all the years I worked as an audio and video producer.
Inevitably, people would react with horror when they first heard/saw their voice/self recorded; part of my job was to reassure them.
So I should have known better.
I looked at the photo he sent me with limited recognition.
Oh, sure, the Berlin tights are mine; who else would wear them?
But those calves?
I had no idea.
And that vague hint of athleticism which I know for a fact doesn't exist in real life?
Not really there.
Seems I need an entire mental adjustment about what I'm walking around on.
I do think it's a great picture (and if you want to ogle more of his awesome artistry, go to: http://blog.punchphoto.com/).
I'll just have to deal with my acceptance issues.