chaos and turmoil by summerfield

chaos and turmoil

thankfully not inside my head. well, in a way, yes, but only because i so wanted to make this composite. i've been wanting to do this for quite sometime and each time the combination was not right. this in any case is still sloppily done, as my hands are now showing their age, shaking and if i hold the mouse too long my hand tends to jerk. hopefully it's just age. it's appalling to see some of my good friends (those who had never pissed the hell out of me) either are suffering or have died from one or two of those horrible diseases. the last one was last year when my friend's husband, my favourite book reviewer, died after a year of suffering from lou gherig's disease.

it also makes me think of my mother's last few years. you see, she suffered a stroke when she was 37 and the right side of her body was paralyzed. i think it devastated her that she could not even brush her teeth without the toothbrush slipping from her left hand and flying across the room; then to relearn how to write, and just when she was getting better, she had another stroke and did not survive.

such depressing thoughts. such a contrast to what's actually happening right now: i'm eating ice cream!

a composite of 3 photographs, all mine.

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"underwater" is this week's theme for self portraits over at five plus two. come on, indulge us with your own take. today is composite day for me: https://365project.org/fiveplustwo/365/2018-09-05
A stunning dark image to match your story. Getting old is not for sissies. I have very bad Osteo Arthritis in my fingers, so I know what you mean.
September 6th, 2018  
I think this composite looks marvelous. Not at all sloppy. I agree with @ludwigsdiana — getting old is not for sissies.
September 6th, 2018  
Love the composite. Dark thoughts, though...
September 6th, 2018  
This is a great composition. Oh I think most of us have moments when we wish our hands were steadier.
September 6th, 2018  
Infirmities or not you still have mad skills girlfriend! This is an awesome image. I’m not sure why you think it is sloppily done. FAV!
September 6th, 2018  
Dramatic and effective. Fav!
September 6th, 2018  
This is very dramatic and we'll donr. Not sloppy at all. It certainly fits your narrative and I'm happy it did not describe you because you were enjoying I've cream.
September 6th, 2018  
oh dear, this took your thought processes to a sad place. For the record, it doesn't look in the least bit sloppy to me A great composite.
September 6th, 2018  
stunning!
love it
September 6th, 2018  
stormy and dark, great composite
September 6th, 2018  
A wonderful moody image.
September 7th, 2018  
👏👏👏
September 7th, 2018  
Ripper Rita, super.
September 7th, 2018  
I love the dark mood in this! I never would have thought this was a composite. A fav. for certain.
September 11th, 2018  
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