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Week 1 // “What Is Left?”


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The first image for my year-long project of weekly self portraits, which I introduced in this post. As I journaled about this image… this was what I wrote:

At the days end, when I retreat into a very private world with my grief, I am left with two things. When I remove my armor, lay down my shield, and slide the strength off my back… it is my ring and guardian angel necklace that remain. Where the strong hands of a man once touched, with a warmth of love, now only my own exist. Where the succulence of soulful embraces were once relished, now only these two tiny relics remain. Although they are but minimalist reminders of such an expansive thing, they continue to give me strength. I face this question each day – sitting down with it, listening to it, walking with it, making art from it, knowing it, asking it to myself again and again… “What is left?”

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  1. Claudia #


    Monday, February 3, 2014
  2. Caroline #

    Very beautiful Sarah… I look forward to move of your portraits! xxxx

    Monday, February 3, 2014
  3. Caroline #

    And your journal post that went with the post is very moving! <3

    Monday, February 3, 2014
  4. Sarah, “strength in vulnerability” are the words that come to mind. Very powerful image and words. Oh, and “brave”. I look forward to sharing your journey through your blog.

    Monday, February 3, 2014
  5. Raw, gentle and beautiful all at the same time. This is an amazing start to your project. Thank you so much for letting us be part of your journey. Anna

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment Anna. Blessings

      Monday, February 3, 2014
  6. Thank you for choosing to share more of yourself with us Sarah… your inner world through photos and grief. xo

    Monday, February 3, 2014
  7. thank you for being so brave and open sarah. I always admire your courage. I hope you one day you will find out the answer.

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    • thank you Naz, for all the continued support! Finding it… day by day. xoxo

      Monday, February 3, 2014

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