Full of beauty

by Molly Moore
Molly sitting naked on a gate wearing pink head scarf

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.” ~ Ashley Smith

But also notice your own beauty for it is most definitely right there in front of you but like me I suspect you are really good at missing it sometimes.

When I first posted this image back in 2016, The Beauty of Truth, I talked about why I had kept it hidden for a while and that at first I had even thought about deleting it but that over time I had come to see a real beauty to it. Since then that feeling has only continued and it has gone from an image that made me uncomfortable to one that I really love.

The original, with all the beautiful colours is just so perfect so I wasn’t at all sure that it was an image that was rip for another edit but I wanted to try and I am really glad I did. I don’t think this beats the original but I really like how this has turned out. It is reminiscent of a vintage postcard with the sepia tones and that flash of pink from the headscarf just helps me to pop a bit within the scene. Its not better than the original but I love that it worked and that it gives me another reason to show of this image that I have gone from being conflicted about to loving.

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4 comments

PurpleSole February 21, 2020 - 7:59 am

What a beautiful scene, makes me yearn for a country walk

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Brigit Delaney February 23, 2020 - 6:06 pm

I’ll tell you, Molly… erotic self-photography has really taught me a lot about my body and my relationship to it. It has taught me to be kinder and more loving and accepting. I have learned to find beauty in imperfection and to see things for what they are rather than labeling them flaws. Your memes have been a big influence in this, as they have challenged me to take photos over the years.

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Silver Eagle February 24, 2020 - 1:41 pm

Makes me yearn for warm weather and the guts to run naked through the woods.

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DeviantSuccubus March 3, 2020 - 7:15 am

This is such a beautiful picture!

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