July 01, 2004

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

In the interest of full diclosure (Patrick says that I look differently in this photo than the one on the banner), here is the most recent (April 2004) of me (I need to have more, but I am always the one behind the shutter). What do you think?


Again in black and white, one of my favorite mediums:

(Kris and I before stepping out.)
Photo credit: Caleb Tamerius

Posted by Rae at July 1, 2004 11:46 AM

Nope, you look the same to me.

Posted by: Patti at July 1, 2004 12:40 PM

Nope. She looks different. In this picture I perceive Rae differently. I'm not sure what it is. I think your hair in this picture is "softer." I mean the cut, not the actual hair, of course. But something in the face is different.

I have to think about it. Rest assured, I am not insane. This perception I have has been very finely tuned over many years. It's a gift.

I need to find the words. I'm going to ask a friend of mine who thinks in colors and thinks my voice sounds like a roll of felt. She'll be able to help me.

Posted by: Patrick at July 1, 2004 12:53 PM

I think it's the hair, too, Patrick. On a whim I had Marcy give me bangs. It's a love/hate relationship. I have naturally wavy/curly hair and so I straighten it sometimes. Bangs are fun, but are a pain because I have to straighten them or at least force them into submission by using products and fingers.

I was also very happy in that picture with Kris. I was visiting her and was well rested and energized from being "home" in Missouri and being with my kindred spirit. So, perhaps that is showing also?

Posted by: Rae at July 1, 2004 02:02 PM

Oooo, a roll of felt. How very descriptive....

Posted by: Rae at July 1, 2004 02:04 PM

Maybe she looks different a little because she had spent most of our getting ready to go out time doing my hair, and didn't have as much time to do her own hair and so it is a little less "done". Or maybe it's because she knows that I like her hair in its natural wavy state, and wasn't straightening it as much as she has been because she wanted me to like it!

Posted by: Kris at July 1, 2004 04:33 PM

Yep, it's the bangs.

Posted by: GrumpyBunny at July 2, 2004 10:01 AM

Thats some hella white teeth :P

Posted by: GuerrillaRadio at July 2, 2004 05:47 PM

Happy 4th! I love the new pics. You and Kris look great. I too like B&W photos. I'm glad that I finally found you again so that I could continue reading you.

BTW, I tried emailing my new address to you but mailer deamon returned it as no such address in yahoo domain.

Anyway, I'm back at a new adress and wanted to let you know so you can redirect to my new place.

Posted by: Michele at July 2, 2004 09:06 PM

Thanks, GR (I think ?)

Hey Michele:) What happened to your site? That was very strange. I am glad; however, that things are back in order. I will adjust the link.

Happy Fourth to you :)

Posted by: Rae at July 2, 2004 10:18 PM

In the color picture, if you look carefully at the eyes of the person on the left (not you) you can tell she's demon possessed. (Her eyes have just a twinge of red.)
Seriously though, the black and white picture is better as the color one looks a tad over-exposed.

Posted by: JDM at July 3, 2004 08:05 PM

Hi, JDM. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :) Please come often.

Kris? Possessed? Never! :)

The color was adjusted by a friend. I always prefer b/w-its so timeless.

Posted by: Rae at July 3, 2004 09:12 PM

"Quiet feminine strength"-ahhh, thank you, Patrick.

Posted by: Rae at July 3, 2004 09:13 PM

Well, I've been called a lot of things in my life, some of them not very pleasant, but I think this is a first for being called "demon possessed". Thanks so much Mr. Mays! Shall I invite you to the exorcism? Yes, and please come before it is performed so that I won't be held accountable for anything that might happen to you while I am still possessed...

Posted by: Kris at July 3, 2004 09:44 PM

*wolf whistle* ;]

Posted by: Ironbear at July 3, 2004 11:28 PM

May I join to Ironbear? (just kidding). Now seriously: You do look essentially the same as in the banner (perhaps the hairdo would account for the bulk of any differences one might spot).

What I like the most is the way you look; your gaze has something akin to a liquid, refreshing clarity.

Happy 4th (although it's a little late for it now). God bless your beautiful country.

Posted by: Eduardo at July 6, 2004 09:36 AM

Mucho gusto encontrarlo, Eduardo :)

De dondé es?

Thanks for the compliments (very well-written, like from a novel; creative) and for commenting and for the kind sentiments for my country. Please come often.

I am curious how you came about finding my site?

Posted by: Rae at July 6, 2004 11:11 AM

Gracias, señora Rae :)

I'm from Paraguay, down in South America. I found your site, well, linked in a blog that I found linked in someone else's blog, which in turn... well, you got the idea. I liked it because, as you do, I like literature... and music, and philosophy.

Peace and blessings,


Posted by: Eduardo at July 6, 2004 01:39 PM
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