Ekphrasis Post

Ekphrasis … a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form —Wikipedia

Please see the art in question at the bottom of this post.

I am beautiful in my serenity. I am still. And as I close my eyes in the stark, black and white of memory recall, I recognize my beauty gone unappreciated. Inner and outer, past and present.

The stillness of fatigue has brought me to this. Jewelry and makeup are not superfluous after all. It is a time to make those shorter moments in front of the mirror count for more. Celebrate my presence. Celebrate the universe that created me.

So I may be terrified of the test I’m about to have at Stanford Hospital. But I must reach for my organic lipstick. Strength and courage are necessary armor. And beauty too.

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Relevant Realitynibs links: I can’t believe I actually have three relevant posts for an image that was chosen for me at random! Hair and Makeup for the Weary, Heartbeat and Chronic Fatigue Wardrobe :-)

WEGO prompt for this post: Go to flickr.com/explore and write a post inspired by the image. Can you link it to your health focus? Don’t forget to post the image!

This is post 5 of 30 in the Realitynibs.com series for WEGO Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge 2012

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