Who are you?
My first response was: “I am many things and I am a secret” because the things that popped into my head in response to the question were all the labels I have for myself as far as the roles I play in others lives. But I also feel like I am a secret because if you took away all of those labels and pared me down to the core of who I am – an entity in the world, I think most of me is still unknown, especially to myself.
Sometimes when I’m out and about I feel like the head of the Cheshire Cat – eyes and ears and a great big grin – but the body of who I am is hidden. Sometimes I put myself out in the world that way too, just the tips of me and just beyond reach, because I’m afraid for all of me to be known. Sometimes I can barely find the tips of me myself, let alone anything solid with fur and bone.
But that is why I enrolled in the class that began with that question – because I want to find out more about myself. It’s an online photography class so I guess I’ll learn about myself one exposure at a time. (couldn’t resist….)