Monday, February 2, 2009

I really do have a human face

I really wanted to have a picture to post on my profile by now. I got an inexpensive digital camera and printer a while back. I truly thought that I might, at long last, be able to take respectable pictures. You know, pictures that you can show people without apologizing for the odd angle or poor light, or the fuzzy ones you snapped a second too soon or too late.

But the camera hates me, just like every other camera I've ever known. I fumble with the buttons and the darn thing senses my insecurity. It sneers as it plays evil tricks on me and chuckles to itself inside its smug, compact little shell. Photosmart indeed!

My daughter majored in photography for a year and thus became the family photog, and wimp that I am, I was happy to relinquish that role. She always takes wonderful pictures and shares them with everyone to I shouldn't complain.

Its just that I have always had a yearning to be really good at something. Much as I love writing, I have come to realize that I'm merely OK at it. I'm an average singer, never could dance, I'm a great follower but not much of a leader. I'm not artistic or crafty or musical--that dang camera senses all of that; it snubs me.

And, that's why I still don't have a picture to post. (I will keep trying though.)

6 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Now now now me dear, I don't think you are "merely OK" at writing! Far from it, based on your posts!

Ms Sparrow said...

Thank you, my dear Penniwig. You're always so cheery and bright--not to mention talented. Your blog is a spot of sunshine that I look forward to every day.

Sparrow chic said...

You sell your self short. You were an excellent mentor and teacher as a mother !!!!! You have the children and grandchildren who will agree.

Ms Sparrow said...

Thank you, dear eldest Sparrow Chic. It's kind of you to say so.
I still can't take a decent picture however.

Ordinary Jo said...

It's obvious that you are a very good writer, and probably don't recognize the great talent you have in other areas, too. You sound a bit like my mother, who says she is not creative, but who makes the most beautiful quilts and decorated cakes you have ever seen. I think we often don't give ourselves credit for the skills we have, because we think that, if we can do it, it's not special. Please revel in your own talents! P.S. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm just getting started, and really appreciate the input.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

Yours posts are lovely to read, and touch something inside the reader.
I want to follow your blog, but see no follow button. Could you add one?
The camera is not my friend either.
Some people just bloom in front of one, I cringe, and the results are horrific!