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your own steps in flight
I'm just one or two years and a couple of changes behind you
in my lessons at Love's pain and heartache school
where if you feel too free and you need something to remind you
there's this loneliness springing up from your life
like a fountain from a pool

Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
you've known that hollow sound
of your own steps in flight



This photo is dear to me for a number of reasons.
It's a memory from the end of a wonderful day.
It shows a somewhat idealized, but still accurate view of my pre-Lyme body.
The background is my favorite color.
The quality of the light is beautiful.
It has a pensive, distant, melancholy quality that tweaks my heart-strings.
And dear Pelicanh took it.

Title from Jackson Browne's "Fountain of Sorrow".
Model: myself.
Date: January 2009
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I'm recovering from a 14-month Lyme relapse, and I wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something that will make a positive difference in the world: shaving my head to raise research funds for childhood cancers.

In 6 days, the good people of my tiny town will gather for a veritable bald bonanza. In 2013 (the first year I shaved my head), we managed to raise nearly $20,000. Last year, that number almost doubled.

Since its inception, St. Baldricks has raised over $154.5 million dollars.
It's amazing what a bunch of crazy, compassionate, generous head-shaving people can do.

If you want to get involved or learn more, head over to stbaldricks.org.

If you're interested in donating to my fundraising page, it can be found here: www.stbaldricks.org/participan…

I hope this journal entry finds you healthy and content, and that all is well in your corners of the world.
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: "Blue Valentines" - Tom Waits
  • Reading: Preacher, Vol 1
  • Watching: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Eating: a honeycrisp apple + a handful of cherries
The Lady of Shalott by Conundra
The Lady of Shalott
There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott.


And moving thro' a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year,
Shadows of the world appear.
There she sees the highway near
Winding down to Camelot:
There the river eddy whirls,
And there the surly village-churls,
And the red cloaks of market girls,
Pass onward from Shalott.

Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
An abbot on an ambling pad,
Sometimes a curly shepherd-lad,
Or long-hair'd page in crimson clad,
Goes by to tower'd Camelot;
And sometimes thro' the mirror blue
The knights come riding two and two:
She hath no loyal knight and true,
The Lady of Shalott.

But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror's magic sights,
For often thro' the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, went to Camelot:
Or when the moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed;
'I am half-sick of shadows,' said
The Lady of Shalott.


- (Alfred, Lord) Tennyson, "The Lady of Shalott", part II

taken by Pelicanh
January 10, 2009
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I move the stars for no one
The world I grew up in, a tiny, thick-walled, warped bubble of a small-town nightmare with funhouse mirrors on every side, was one in which no woman who looked like me could ever be considered a great beauty.

The world I found when I left was one in which I was far from perfect and miles short of the ideal, but still openly called and considered beautiful.

The world I created when I decided to begin my journey as a model and shaped when I decided to take risks, ask insane questions ("Hi, Michael Helms. I know I look nothing like the people you usually shoot. Wanna take a whack at it, anyway?" is a textbook example), and apply the same determination I'd used to conquer every subject in school to the task of learning how to be a good model was one in which I wouldn't ever be one of the great beauties or the greats of the craft

but I befriended them, I learned from them, and I was photographed by the same people who photographed them.
And by virtue of my presence in that world, I widened the circle of acceptance just a little bit, allowing for a slightly broader idea of what makes a person beautiful.

Not bad for an average girl with a small-chested, large-framed body that was 25-35 lbs heavier than society said it should have been.
(until Lyme disease got ahold of me, that is)

Taken by Pelicanh
on January 10, 2009
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unconquerable soul
Pelicanh sent me an image or seven yesterday.
It must be Christmas.

This image is worth far more than the proverbial thousand words
so my commentary is going to be uncharacteristically brief.

Taken January 10, 2009
(which feels like at least a lifetime or two ago)
by the one and only Pelicanh
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Meggy
United States
"Here's a sigh to those who love me
and a smile to those who hate
and, whatever sky's above me
here's a heart for every fate"

My name is Megan, but I only ever hear it in formal situations or when I'm in trouble. I'm Meggy to most, Meg to some, and Meggles or Meggiweg to a very brave few.

I'm a tattooed bookworm, a collector of memories, a penny-picker-upper, an aspiring scientist, an incorrigible goof, an adventurer, a wanderer, a tea addict, and a dreamer. Mine is a life lived for joy and adventures, tempered with enough reason and foresight to keep me from getting into too much trouble.
I love with all my heart, laugh with all the breath in my body, and explore the world with the curiosity and energy of a five-year-old. Life is simply too short to live any other way.

I've been modeling off-and-on for nearly half a decade.
I'm not a fan of photoshopped illusions and artificial beauty.

In a world obsessed with perfection, I'm a flesh-and-blood creature made of asymmetries and quirks and oddities and flaws.

I make no apologies for it
I hide none of it
and what you see here is what you get.

I love what I do. I hope you will, too.

Current Residence: Southeast Alaska
Favourite genre of music: classic rock, blues, rock, metal, soul, industrial, all things bad 80s + 90s
Skin of choice: someone else's
Personal Quote: "and whatever sky's above me, here's a heart for every fate"
Interests
I'm recovering from a 14-month Lyme relapse, and I wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something that will make a positive difference in the world: shaving my head to raise research funds for childhood cancers.

In 6 days, the good people of my tiny town will gather for a veritable bald bonanza. In 2013 (the first year I shaved my head), we managed to raise nearly $20,000. Last year, that number almost doubled.

Since its inception, St. Baldricks has raised over $154.5 million dollars.
It's amazing what a bunch of crazy, compassionate, generous head-shaving people can do.

If you want to get involved or learn more, head over to stbaldricks.org.

If you're interested in donating to my fundraising page, it can be found here: www.stbaldricks.org/participan…

I hope this journal entry finds you healthy and content, and that all is well in your corners of the world.
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: "Blue Valentines" - Tom Waits
  • Reading: Preacher, Vol 1
  • Watching: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Eating: a honeycrisp apple + a handful of cherries

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:iconmichaelcphotography:
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Photographer
Love your look and love your spirit Meggy!
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salman-khan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
May you always have enough happiness at your life to keep you sweet,
enough trials and errors to keep you strong,
enough success to keep you trying,
enough faith to give you courage and
enough determination to make each day a good day to remember.

Thinking the best for you ... Wish you a Very Happy Birthday Hug
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GryphonVisArts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your art with us all.
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Skunkman001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
happy Birthday! :cake:
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remuko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
happy birthday! :heart:
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FrankT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Meggy :)  Hope you had a great day
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CorePhantom Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
:excited:  My buddy here is super excited to wish you a:

:happybounce: :airborne: :squee: :party: :cake: Happy birthday! :cake: :wave: :woohoo: :hooray::stupid:

Ignore the guy at the end, he always get the occasion wrong :facepalm:
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GioArturi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
 Happy Birthday, lovely Meggy!! :rose: :cake: :party: :sun:
Thanks for your wonderful, delicate and sensual feminine portraits!! :heart: :love: :kiss: :hug: 
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kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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jackcornelius Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Outstanding!
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