Prompt: Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
I haven’t had so many pictures taken of me since my wedding 26 years ago! Without even looking through them I know that these three are my favs, evoking not only the past, but also promising an aspect of my future.
To the left is me crossing the Mississippi, taken by a Facebook acquaintance who agreed to let me ride with her from Wisconsin to the Black Hills. It’s symbolic of me crossing into my new life as a motorcycle adventurer.
Next is from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, taken by one of the Idaho Biker Bunnies and colorized by my dear friend Andy Ciordia. I loved that day and love those women and loved the competence I was now feeling as a motorcyclist. It was the moment I strapped the pink bra on my windshield, and that bra became my public statement that I was riding for A Cause, not just a vacation. I look forward to future opportunities to take a stand and make a difference.
Finally, this from Kickstands Down. It reveals that I’m not ashamed of my non-Cover-Girl looks, for starters! I’ve said before how important it was to me that I succeed in this cross-country endeavor, and thanks to Andy Ciordia, this shot captures my elation perfectly. The life before me holds more elation.