see me*know me*love me

i woke up this morning
to find this picture in my inbox
sent from my sweetie last night.

it evoked that feeling we all long for.
to be seen.
to be known.

at the same time,
my experience has been
(in multiple relationships)
that the more i am seen,
the more i am known,
the more i am risking.

to be totally seen
creates opportunity
for the "seer" to not like

the thing we long for the most
might be the most dangerous.

but last night,
he saw me.

and he liked what he saw.
and that was like sweet healing balm
on a heart that is feeling pretty undone this fall.

(and yes, that is raven black SHORT hair you are seeing! proper pics to come soon.)


Blogger emily said...

raven black short hair?!? i CANNOT wait to see it!!!

you are beautiful with any hair color and cut!

11:03 AM, October 11, 2008  
Blogger Melanie said...

right now i am so jealous of how soundly it appears you are sleeping in that picture.

i know that's not what this post is about, but i am so tired. and since having kids, i am a super light sleeper. even if they aren't here.

2:11 PM, October 11, 2008  
Blogger Rhi said...

you are very beautiful.
and herbie knows it :)

bring on the hair!

2:54 AM, October 12, 2008  
Blogger The Creative Type said...

now that is downright love:)

8:50 PM, October 13, 2008  
Blogger Jodie Allen said...

OMGosh I just love this post. i am in the midst of "being seen" and "seeing" and you're right... it's scary and risky and downright terrifying. i love that he thought to photograph you at your most vulnerable. great post...wish i wasn't so behind in my blog reading!

8:45 AM, October 14, 2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

i just found your blog through another and this post sealed the deal.

i also loved that he thought to photograph you, might have to forward a link to your husband. it would be nice to be "seen" more, actually.

9:19 PM, October 14, 2008  
Blogger akula said...

hi there, just dropping in from tams blog. i love this post, and the meaning behind it. so true.

4:51 PM, October 17, 2008  

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