if i could turn back time

week 37 of the 52 portraits of me challenge/project. the challenge is to age one's self. i say what? i'm already old, how old do i want to be; old like pruny and wrinkly? not that there's anything wrong with that. so instead, i took the reverse.

yes, if anyone invents a time machine, i wouldn't go forward, i'd go backwards because there's just a lot of things i needed to tweak and straighten out. not that i made a lot of mistakes in my youth. in fact i made more mistakes in the last 10 years but i won't go in there. maybe if i corrected my earlier mistakes i wouldn't have made those later mistakes. nah! not really. if i go back it's only to tell my younger self that she was doing rather well, but i would still tell her what and who to avoid. and i would tell her to really take in those photography courses that i took for granted because...nah, let her learn on her own like i did. i just really wanted to wear again those high heels without the bunions! ☺

i got the idea for this from this website: http://emgn.com/entertainment/15-people-side-side-younger-selves/

my original photograph is here: https://one-photograph-a-day.blogspot.ca/ it is, of course, a true self portrait.

also for the six-word story challenge and the song title challenge. i'm sure you still remember this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKbwR7WXN4 never liked the song nor the video but the title seems apropos here.

check out five plus two's seven elements this week: https://365project.org/fiveplustwo/365/2017-09-16

finalist: theme-mirrors https://365project.org/blog/weekly-theme-contrast
winner: theme-mirrors https://365project.org/blog/weekly-theme-street-scenes
I do enjoy your weekly selfies. You have really come up with some great photos. I love this!! Fav.
posted September 16th, 2017  
By the way, I think you are more beautiful today.
posted September 16th, 2017  
What would the younger you say to you?? I think she'd be right chuffed how she turned out! This is so clever Vikki,
posted September 17th, 2017  
Amazing shot and edit! Even more amazing is all the challenges you hit with this one! Love the story and mirror theme especially
posted September 17th, 2017  
Very Frida Kahlo...I am always amazed by these images!
posted September 17th, 2017  
beautiful
posted September 17th, 2017  
WOW - love this - instant fav!
posted September 17th, 2017  
Very clever, she just as beautiful now as you did back then
posted September 17th, 2017  
Such a clever image!
posted September 17th, 2017  
You only know what you know because you learned it along the way. Your commentary reminds me of that movie- and I can't remember the name of it- but a woman goes back in time and she's trying not to make the same mistakes, especially concerning love, but in spite of all her efforts, and even making different choices, things still end up the same. She keeps trying to bring things from her present into the past so that people will make money and be better off (life pantyhose) but no one will listen. And the only one who believes that she has come from the future to her past is her grandfather. Sheesh! You'd think I'd remember the title!!! ANYWAY...even if we could go back and change a few things here and there, I'm not sure it would change the inside. And as many have already said, the current you is the best you of all. (o:
posted September 17th, 2017  
@olivetreeann - i believe we had this little conversation in the past: peggy sue got married. :-D
posted September 17th, 2017  
@summerfield I knew you would remember it! Sorry I repeated myself!
posted September 17th, 2017  
We cant change things,, only make life better as we grow older. But alas, we are human & still make mistakes- but thats ok!! We are still learning, lovely photo of you both & magnificent on black
posted September 17th, 2017  
I like your commentary, Vikki, I think exactly the same: you are what you are because of your mistakes, wrong directions, missing and the like no less than of your achievements, successes, hit goals etc. And accepting what you are is the only way to survive!!!
posted September 17th, 2017  
So clever and twice lovely!
posted September 17th, 2017  
oooooooh!!!! this is so lovely!!! great idea and great captured!!!
posted September 17th, 2017  
I love this double look at you, as well as your narrative. Beautiful portraits, then and now -- fave!
posted September 17th, 2017  
Very clever "double portrait". Great idea
posted September 17th, 2017  
So well done fabulous fav
posted September 18th, 2017  
congratulations on weekly theme finalist with this one!
posted September 19th, 2017  
I really like this one. Extremely poignant.
posted September 19th, 2017  
Well done, I really like this concept and you've done a great job with it. Congratulations on making the final on the weekly theme too.
posted September 19th, 2017  
Beautifully done, Vicki!!!
posted September 20th, 2017  
I love the song and often think about it! Your take on it is perfect ;-
posted September 21st, 2017  
Love this! Well done!
posted September 25th, 2017  
Very nice double portrait. Which woman, after a certain age, does resist the temptation to smooth the skin of the neck when in front of a mirror?
posted September 26th, 2017  
A superb portrait of both of you! It certainly deserves the accolades it has garnered so far.
The song chosen is perfect for the shot - I like the song but not the video. I find Cher far too trampy in the video. Not sure how she got the Navy to allow her to do that ...
Congrats on being selected a finalist for the song title challenge! Good luck with it!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Congrats on winning the mirror theme! Loved your pic. Very inspiring.
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Excellent.
posted October 31st, 2017  
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