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Selfie and the Imperfect Me!

Updated on November 6, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Selfie 1

Self-portrait on a canvas~1
Self-portrait on a canvas~1 | Source

Authenticity

Better is one's own dharma though imperfectly carried out than the dharma of another carried out perfectly. ~ Bhagavad Gita

A kiss mark each time you say goodbye. ~
A kiss mark each time you say goodbye. ~ | Source

Listen with your eyes open and listen again, this time with your eyes close...and breathe me. ~

Sia is probably one amongst the underrated artists we have out there. Truth is, she is amazing!

The smell of the rain

After the rainstorm

Sets nostalgia through space.

Endless quest for true breaths of life

I shook off the fog and asked

Why 'am I still here?

I called upon a muse with attitude

Contained myself with the motion

Hoping to bring forth the desire to create.

Life's overbooked yet meaningless

Moving fast set on autopilot

‘Am I there yet?

Caught in the raging thunder

Of creation and destruction

My tortured mind gone astray.

Mammoth of self-doubt

And callous inner critics

Uncertain about myself.

Is that me in the mirror?

Quietly smiling and smirking

Discouraged with the flaws.

I sat, I sulked, I brushed my hair

Naked in silence

The she-wolf howled.

I failed in bribing the demons

So I bargained to myself

Pinch and breathe.

Now calmly I gazed

Lips ajar but didn’t speak.

Down my cheek some trails of tears.

The innate desire for happiness

Hiding in a soft summer cloud

Is the cry of all sentient beings.

Loosen up!

Let the beautiful stuff out,

Say, “I am enough!” and say it loud.

Selfie 2

Self-Portrait on a canvas~2
Self-Portrait on a canvas~2 | Source
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~Embracing Imperfection~

I am a woman, perfectly imperfect! Guilty of selfies! ~ CrisSp

Quick Poll

According to recent studies and observations (made by the granolas and bananas),:) selfies are linked with mental disorders. Do you agree on that?

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My Take...

It's just another false study going to the extremes to smack and label us with another disease on human nature. Another lame excuse for the drug industry to medicate people.

What's your take? Let me hear from you on the comment box below.

...as well don't forget to give it some thumbs up here, only if you think, this hungry writers' soul deserves it.

Love from the sky~


Copyright@ CrisSp~TM / 04-2015. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

© 2015 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ocfireflies: Aww Kim! I'm flattered! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and compliments plus the votes, etc. It is very much appreciated. And as always, love to you from the sky. ~

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      CrisSp,

      I think this hub may rank up there as another one of my favorites. Your selfies are exquisite--simply not pictures but works of art and when paired with your beautiful poetry, the result is stunning. Voted up, pinned, etc...

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: I am feeling the love in this hub and I know the more we give, the more we receive as well. Thank you from the sky with love!

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      And so just What is wrong with a selfie ! Especially one given -No , one shared with that" love from the sky " , that unselfishness only a few can give ,, don't ever forget how those simple words can make a total stranger[me ] smile !

      I hope someone tells you every day how beautiful you R !

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Suzanne: Thank you. Neither Am I that photogenic only courageous enough to be in front of a camera (minus the audience) and I just do it! I'm pretty sure you can too and don't ever let that inner child of you fade away. Cheers!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I love journeys of re-discovery! Lately I've been studying design and rediscovering my inner drawing child - I'd take selfies but I'm not very photogenic! Voted interesting ;)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      mts1098: Thank you.

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      mts1098 2 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      You once commented, to me, that I am cool but you are cool for this hub. The depth you show here is as awesome as your pictures...cheers

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Thank you for that very wonderful message Deb. I've been away for quite some time and on actual vacation. Now, back to reality and fingers itching (brain quite rusty) to share my experiences of the world... with the world. As always, love and twinkle from the sky. :)~

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      We should always realize that without ourselves, we are doomed to nothingness. Nobody could ever be what we are. Nice work, and I hope to see more work in this vein from you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Anita lesic: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sai: Thank you.

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      This was beautiful and very elegant. thank you for this hub. Best of wishes.

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      Dream Lover 2 years ago from Zagreb

      your poem is wonderful and it is very powerfully expressed, Cris :* Voted up:)

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      Sai 2 years ago

      George just keep up the good work, i always check on your hub pages. You are great!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      justthemessenger: Thank you. I am pleased that you find this hub inspiring. Wouldn't it be nice if we all aspire to inspire and be inspired? I hope you're having a great day and that life is treating you well. See you in the next hub stop. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44: Thank you for gracing my page and leaving me with kind words. I enjoyed your comments and glad you like the hub too.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      chateaudumer: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it. Sending you back all the good vibes in the world.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: Lol Bill! You are very funny! Well, thank you for stopping by. Always good to see you my friend. And yes, this old fart is guilty of selfies but as I told Sha (bravewarrior), it is sometimes my boredom therapy. I honestly don't see anything wrong with that unless you constantly feed your social media page with all your selfies. Then, you have a problem! :)

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: Hi Sha! Thank you. And, I'm with you on selfie. I don't know why and how they came up with that conclusion that it is a form of mental disorder. I actually call it boredom therapy. Lol!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Faith: Thank you. I think embracing imperfection is very liberating and what other way to express it but by writing. YOU are beautiful inside out.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Jackie! Thank you. Glad to see you here.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jodah: Aww....that is very nice of you. Thank you for the compliments and for all your wonderful support. Safe flight wherever your destination is.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jamie: Thank you kindly. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      James C Moore 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

      Too bad the hub feedback choices don't include inspiring. So, I just had to settle for choosing awesome. A lyrical portrait about you and your life and self porportraits. I'm impressed.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You write with brilliance, artistry, and your poem is masterfully crafted and clever. Your eye for Art is sublime and intuitive. In Love and Light.

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      David B Katague 2 years ago from Northern California and the Philippines

      I enjoy the poetry and like very much the imperfect Cris. Have a great day and Cheers!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm very happy that you aren't perfect, Cris, or we couldn't be friends. :) Beautiful poetry...loved the pictures. By the way, I've never taken a selfie....I'm afraid of breaking the camera. :)

      blessings and hugs coming your way from Olympia

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Cris, your self-portraits are beautiful. I love the muted hues of color.

      To answer your question, I don't think selfies are an indication of mental disorder. Sometimes the only way we can truly see ourselves is from the outside looking in. Having a photo, portrait, or mirror image of ourselves allows us to be objective and really, really see.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Superb poetry and gorgeous selfies, Cris!

      All I see is a beautiful, intelligent, passionate and extremely talented women with no flaws whatsoever. I think when we start comparing ourselves with others is when we may begin to doubt the beautiful person we are inside and out, when it is so far from the truth. We are each so unique and that is the beauty in each one of us.

      Love and hugs from southern USA to a beautiful woman, YOU!

      Up +++

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful poetry and self photo! Outstanding theme....

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Cris, I always get excited if I see a notification in my inbox of a new hub by CrisSp. I was just booking a plane fight this morning and saw you had published this hub...coincidence? I love the poem, we are all imperfect and our own worst critics. Your selfies are among the bet I have ever seen..beautiful. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents. (no sign of mental illness there)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      I enjoyed your poetry and whole experience of your hub. Well done and touching. Jamie

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      liesl5858: Thank you. I very much appreciate your presence here but most specially your kind compliments.

      Love to you from the sky~

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! CrisSp, I love reading your poem, I think it is very touching. I also like your beautiful YOU photos in it. Well done.