January 4, 2014

Song-ography, the "Unwritten" edition...

"I break tradition, 
sometimes my tries, are outside the lines.
We've been conditioned,
to  not make mistakes, but I can't live that way...

"I'm Undefined"
Heathrow Airport
London, England

...I am unwritten, 
can't read my mind, I'm undefined.
I'm just beginning, 
the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned."

-Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield)

It's only as an adult (albeit an OLDER adult) that I've been able to not let the fear of making a mistake, or embarrassing myself  my Things, get in the way of enjoying my journey.  When you let go of that immobilizing distress, you realize your journey is just beginning.  An added bonus?  It kinda makes me happy when I do something that embarrasses my Things.  Cringe-worthy even.  I consider it "pay back" AND it keeps them on their toes.  It was fun to see Thing #3 mentally apologizing to the passersby in the midst of my "out of the lines" spur of the moment photo op in busy Heathrow Airport.  New year, new beginnings...ending unplanned.  Trying to make every journey matter...one fearless moment at a time.


Welcome back to the first Song-ography of 2014!  I'd like to urge you to let me know if you have a song that you think would be a good Song-ography challenge.  Feel free to suggest it in the comments, send me an email, or post it on my Facebook page.  I might not listen to my Better Half very often, but I'm not married to YOUSE guys!  Next week's song title kinda relates a bit to this week's song...I didn't plan to run a theme here, but new beginnings and fresh starts put me in a certain frame of mind.  So let's see what everyone can do with this song...

Sarah Bareilles

Sorry I didn't make it to visit everyone's blogs last week.  I was only able to fit a few in before I  left town for a few days.  But this week I'm here for the duration and WILL be stopping by to see all your interpretations and creativity. Thank you all for joining in on Song-ography.  And...feel free to invite any other photographers you know who might be interested in mashing up song with photography.  I like throwing big parties, especially when I don't have to clean up afterwards.

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  1. What a great shot! You must have had a blast! Glad you made it back from the airport in that mess!

  2. Love that song and your photo is AMAZING! Glad you embarrassed your Thing to get it! ;)

  3. This is so cool, fun, and so you! I love it.

  4. Great shot - I do hope you got a few dry outdoor pics whilst here too. And I completely agree with you - one of the benefits of getting older is realising you really don't give a damn what other people think!

    1. I had a few hours of dry while there, haha. But honestly...didn't dampen the spirits or the camera :)

  5. LOVE this! I totally thought at first "wow what an awesome photoshop!" - But even cooler than that - glad you had a great trip!!

  6. happy new year Kathy...love your shot! I just love your linky parties every week...love seeing how each person interprets the songs! thank you so much for hosting ... have a great week!

  7. Love this image and yes, every journey should count! Love that you are living that way! And one day, The Things will have their moments of freedom in which they credit your paving the way!

  8. Super fun photo - it's so very YOU. Looking forward to seeing more of the London shots.

  9. Can I tell you how much I LOVE this shot??? Color me jealous girl! Not only did you go to London for the New Year, but you embarrassed your kiddo in a public place at the same time! Job well done lady, job well done!

  10. I hope you had a great trip away and am looking forward to seeing your photos from your time there.

  11. Me no care what your thing thought of you doing that. It's a brilliant image!! We gals in our 50's getting "wicked smaht" as they say in Maine. They also say "hard sayin' not knowin'". All in the perspective. Thanks for the song. Kinda tough, but I finally figured it out. Will try to think of a couple suggestions for songs. I suppose Flo-rida's "LOW" ain't gonna cut the mustard... ; )
    PS Bummer on the Eagles. While I am a Pats fan out of necessity, I still got me some strong green blood.

  12. Isn't it true, that it takes a long time before we don't care what others think!!
    I absolutely LOVE this image!!

  13. such a cool image!! i only discovered who i really am after my boys left home. they defined who i was prior to that. i almost feel "fun" again and do what i please, where i please!!

    i was hoping to see the eagles make it. i won 2 tickets to the super bowl, (which i promptly gave to my son), he and his girl are eagles fans. it would have been fun if they got to watch their team!! they couldn't pay me to go, i'm not a fan of football!!

  14. Your photo is fantastic!!! I continue to do the same to my hubby...and he's a great sport. Gotta be fearless to have more fun!

  15. That is part of being a Mom, it's in the rule-books, states very plainly "embarrass your kids in public places"!! Hope you had a great trip, can't wait to see & hear all about it!!

  16. Hi there! It's been a long time! Glad you had another wonderful traveling adventure. I'm hoping that you will be posting lots and lots of photos from the trip. Love the scale in this shot - super fun! Hoping to stretch outside the lines myself in 2014 - Fearless may be my word for the year. If a few people get embarrassed along the way....oh well. xo

  17. Oh well- I can imagine the face of my Thing 3 if I would pose for a photo loke yours! Maybe I shoild try...tomorrow we will be at Heathrow! Love the picture and your thoughts.

  18. Just realized that I did next weeks song-ography! Oh my-can I blame my advanced age for that?

  19. I am in love with this shot. I have a hard time doing shots like this and I kick myself everytime-regret regret regret. I need to start letting go of that hang up!! Welcome back Kathy!!

  20. This is an amazing self portrait. I am in envious. Oh and I love embarrassing my kids too, I can't think the amount of time they have said... oh Mum do you HAVE to.... always makes me giggle


  21. Love that shot! I have to say I love getting older and not worrying about what everyone else might think. It's very liberating.