Wednesday, July 02, 2008
The Ghost in You
Prompted by this posting, authored by the incomparable sweetney, I have decided to unleash my inner goth girl and share this photo of myself with you, taken approximately 20 years ago.
I remember that day clearly - particularly the way the command to "smile for the camera" from the oh-so-droll photographer made me sneer ever so slightly more (note the curled lip and slightly exposed teeth).
AAAH, to be young again...
Addendum - it's kind of funny to see wee lil'e compared to modern-day lil'e up in the blog banner. The high school picture has both my natural hair color and my natural eyebrows, pre-plucking (although my desire to be Siouxsie changed that in very short order).
In Sweetney's original post, which stemmed from some oddball Twitter drama (I still never understand how cyber-stalking some random person's every movement throughout the day qualifies you to start shit with them, but whatever...), she mentions the trials and tribulations of being "the weirdo" in HS. You should read it via the link above - that lady has some pretty solid observations about the desire to keep it real, so to speak, in the face of one's antagonizers.
You can read my comment on the post itself, or right here: