I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while.
Be inside of a phrase, a word; be part of it.
I took a personal day off from work, and when I do that I always try to do something creative.
A few months ago, I made an uber-gourmet guacamole (oxymoron?) recipe, and decided to document the process with some styled food photography.
Today, I decided to finally make this self-portrait concept a reality.
The question was: what phrase or word to paint myself into?
And as soon as I thought the question, I had the 'duh' answer:
"Be in love."
It's a phrase that I plan on getting tattooed in the coming handful of months (I'm pacing myself so that I don't want yet another one too soon ;)), for three reasons which I try to live by:
1. "Be in love with your life. Every detail of it." - part of a Jack Kerouac line
2. Be in love --- don't settle for less. In your life, in your relationships, make sure you're in love.
3. Be, in love. Sit in it. Exist in it. Wade around in it. Surround yourself with it. Oooooooze with it.
And the best part is, once I shot this selfie, there's a fourth meaning:
Be in love. Literally. Like I am here. :)