Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait, 4

Can you believe — a picture of me with me in it? Not a glimpse, reflection, shadow or fragment? Not a self-portrait, though. Frank took this one, and it’s one of the very few that I can bear to look at, mostly because it’s such a pleasure to look at granddaughter Libby in the snow:

In my imagination we two are the Snow Queen (see my gracious queenly wave of the hand?) and the Snow Princess (Libby does it even better).

But there’s more to it than that. It’s also connected (certainly in my mind) with a story. It’s a Christmas story — kind of — and you can read it here on my other blog, Touch2Touch, and then maybe tell me what you think about — miracles.

I wish you all the most wondrous of holidays!

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26 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait, 4

  1. barb19 says:

    Now I can put a face to your name – and I love your white hair! Queenly waves indeed, from you and your lovely granddaughter!
    I read your post on your other blog and was really touched by it. It’s good to be thankful for what we have and make the most of it. I think miracles do happen if we are aware enough to recognize them as such.

  2. Dick Hauser says:

    White hair and a granddaughter may fool the eyes, but not the heart. In my heart you’re still the high school cheerleader and brilliant.

  3. Wonderful story and beautiful photo πŸ™‚

  4. jfb57 says:

    That’s a lovely picture. Is there one of you on that slidey thing?!! πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful time with all the family & I’ll see you again in 2012!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      “Is there one of you on that slidey thing?!! ;)”
      Surely you jest! Does the Queen bobsled? πŸ˜‰
      Many holiday wishes for a happy Christmas and a joyful New Year to you and Hub and son and all —
      Till the New Year!

  5. Amar Naik says:

    happy holidays

  6. thirdhandart says:

    A wonderful capture of the beautiful Snow Queen and the lovely Snow Princess!

  7. Stef says:

    Judith, it’s lovely to meet you, my dear! πŸ™‚

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Stef, it feels like coming out of the closet to have my naked face on the blog!

      • Stef says:

        I can appreciate that. I still haven’t posted my image for much the same reason/feeling. πŸ™‚

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Are you going to do it?
        C’mon, it’s like “I show you mine, now you show me yours —”
        Aren’t we silly?
        πŸ˜‰

      • Stef says:

        I can’t say that I’m ready to post a pic just yet… but if you want me to email you an image of my happy shining face, I’d be glad to. πŸ™‚

        (And yes, we are silly.) πŸ™‚

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Okay, bring it on, woman.
        Meanwhile back at the blog —maybe I should have posted a question here, how many bloggers hesitate to post their own image? And why?
        Maybe it’s too late — but if anyone sees this and wants to weigh in, please do!

  8. Great to see you Queen Judith and Princess Libby! Wonderful circles of heart energy! Merry Christmas! Cindy

  9. Kamakshi says:

    Man You are lovely! After knowing what you look like, seems awkward to call you by your first name…(another indian practice, every connection we have has a name, every one we know elder to us is uncle/aunty generally mamma/mammi in tamil, kakka/kakku in marathi, Bhai/benn in gujurathi, mausi/chacha in hindi)..tell me how to address you milady??

    • Touch2Touch says:

      What I have enjoyed immensely in my life is being a grandmother. (Our first grandchild invented words for me and my husband: she calls us Pamma and Papat, which we love and have instructed her never to change! and the other grandchildren use it also.)
      So whatever your favorite word for grandmother is in whichever dialect, or you can use Pamma also. (Aunty is also fine.)
      πŸ˜€

  10. Patti Kuche says:

    Out of the closet and into the snow! This is a beautiful photo. With the smile and your wave, not to mention the company of the gorgeous Snow Princess, your face is full of warmth. Love the silver hair!

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