Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mag 161, 3/24/13 Half or Less

                                                  Not to be Reproduced, 1937 by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte



                                        " I have turned away from you, self
                                 I do not accept the choices you have made
                                at this moment!      
                                A school child has no right to say such things
                                 to the heart of ourself! and I will not 
                                look back with acceptance or forgiveness-
                                 will not restore eye contact or recognition;
                               until you truly restore faith in your word ! "
                             

17 comments:

Mike Bray said...

So, a line in the sand can be drawn in the ether.

Laurie Kolp said...

This goes wonderfully with image, and so creative... to turn away from self.

Brian Miller said...

wow...what a thought on turning your back on yourself...could it be denying that part of yourself that lives int he darkness or...intriguing thought to this...

Grace said...

I like the self -reflection, though harsh is the evaluation ~

Jinksy said...

think Shakespeare got it right 'To thine own self be true'...

Berowne said...

Dynamic and convincing...

L said...

restore faith in your word - amen.

Dave King said...

The turning away from the self was the master stroke. Congrats.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

At least the self knows enough to believe in itself to return to good faith.

Lyn said...

A great stand-off..without forgiveness to the self....powerful!

Helen said...

Standing up to oneself .. never easy, but worth it.

Kathe W. said...

yep- we have to lecture ourselves for sure!

Karen S. said...

Sometimes we just are surprised as not in those things that children say! A very thoughtful piece!

Sue said...

The self can be a stern taskmaster. Sometimes, too stern. And other times, not stern enough.

=)

Poet Laundry said...

Holding ourselves accountable--that is a true task indeed. Enjoyed your take on this prompt!

Little Nell said...

No eye-contact- that's a good interpretaion of the prompt. It seems harsh but sometimes a good talking-to is what's needed, even to oneself.

Katherine said...

I really like your interpretation of the picture prompt... we don't always like what we see when we reflect upon ourselves. Escape and avoidance is much easier than facing the truth but in the end...you can't hide from the truth, it's always there!