Pleased With The Mirror Image

Looking in the mirror and twirling a strand of hair,
Usually something that I don’t stand to care.
Silly, I’d always thought it, to spend so much time
Curling my locks which without it looked just fine.
It shouldn’t be such a surprise to find I like the view
Or think that it might be worth the effort I normally eschew.
Unless I decide I like that jacket too
Since I know that now I can appreciate the view.
 

This was inspired partially by my picture in the post Leather and Red Hair – Eclectic Corner #2 and also because the lovely Justine over at Eclectic Odds n Sods asked where my poem was with that post! (I had honestly forgotten to include one, Justine, I’ve been so busy at home lately! Thank you for reminding me. (grins))

So if we’re allowed to have two posts go for the Eclectic Corner #2 prompt of Decadence, then here is my other half.

Leather and Red Hair – Eclectic Corner #2

This week I was challenged by the lovely lady over at Eclectic odds n sods to take part in one of her photography challenges. I am sad to say that it took me a bit to figure out what picture to use. I haven’t finished switching over to my newer camera phone-thing so any new pictures are horribly blurry, so I’ve been looking through my older ones.

This was a costume I created for a character several years ago. My hair is red using Kool-aid to temporarily dye it. I tasted strawberries for weeks even after washing it out of my hair.

image: from martha0stout's phone, Halloween costume

image: from martha0stout’s phone, Halloween costume

The prompt for this photo challenge was the following:

Decadence

“The exotic and the erotic ideals go hand in hand, and this fact also contributes another proof of a more or less obvious truth – that is, that a love of the exotic is usually an imaginative projection of a sexual desire.”
― Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony

I’m afraid the other things I could think of I didn’t have pictures of nor was I able to take one with my scratched lens that looked to fit the prompt. Then I found this and remembered the leather jacket that I’d borrowed from my sister and the thick red hair that I had for a time. No one recognized me all day, it was fabulous!

Make sure to check other responses to this prompt!

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