I don’t take many profile photos.
I prefer seeing myself straight on
Or from behind.
Seeing myself from the side is less than my favourite.
It’s the belly.
It’s the insecurity.
Which tends to show more when I am viewed, by myself or others, in profile.
You might be able to sense my discomfort from this vantage point.
My muscles in my neck, shoulders and chest are tense.
I am not liking taking this photo.
But I take it anyway because I need to see myself,
All of myself,
And not just the good angles.
And it really isn’t a terrible photo.
I look quite nice.
I love the look of my thigh and my ass.
And how my upper abdominals are quite flat and defined.
See? I can find beauty in an angle I avoid.
Maybe I should stop avoiding
And just see what is really there.
Maybe even look beyond the physical
And see the real Empress inside of me.