Me, my selfie and I….

Me selfie and I

For the longest time, I’ve been the person who avoids being in front of the camera. I really hate having my picture taken. It’s a bit like those Amazon tribes who believe that cameras steal your soul.  In my case, the camera doesn’t only steal your soul, it makes you look like a ghoul.  I’ve lost count of the number of photos where I’m pulling a face or have my eyes closed. Why, oh why couldn’t I just have supermodel genes from the neck up!

I think it stems from a pretty traumatic family photo shoot when I was about 13 – you know, that totally awkward age, when being self-conscious is as much a part of the scene as ill-fitting training bras and bad skin.  All I remember is having an almighty row with my mom, because I really, really, really didn’t like being in front of the camera. Tears & tantrums ensued. Cue blotchy cheeks and swollen eyes. Thanks parents – I will never live that look down!

So…as you can imagine, I have been mystified by the rise of the selfie.  Apart from the fact that it seems to be perpetuated by vapid celebrities or over-earnest self-promoters on Twitter, I for the life of me couldn’t bear the thought of taking my own photo.  Cameras are bad enough – camera phones…well, people there is a lifetime of therapy there!   Still, I had to applaud friends who bravely took selfies of themselves – without makeup – to support the recent Cancer Research fundraising campaign.

Since this is the year of living dangerously – and – because readers of this blog deserve to know that I’m a real person and not a bot…here goes. My selfie and I.

 

1 thought on “Me, my selfie and I….”

  1. Lisa you are beautiful and your smile and laugh are infections PLUS you have the most amazing legs! Always was envious of those gorgeous pins at school.

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