sakura bloom sling diaries : expression

posted on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


If you blog, write, take photographs, create art, create anything, you probably have a thirst to express yourself. A hunger to connect. A passion for the fleeting moment. An obsession with emotion.


I know I do. But while I find my thoughts through writing, I find my feelings through talking. This is not a trait I am always happy about; it doesn't always serve me well. I used to call it being expressive compulsive.


My kindergarten teachers called it 'being a chatterbox'. They did not approve.

Nowadays people call it 'oversharing'.


But while I might be extremely candid face-to-face, more candid than I intend, writing usually gives me space to be more considered, more circumspect.


Maybe a little more boring. But maybe also a little wiser.

Sometimes I see these expressive tendencies in my kiddos. Especially this gorgeous boy here.

It's funny how much easier it is to accept my children and all their quirks than it is to accept similar quirks in myself.


I look at them and see the best of them. Sometimes I think that maybe, they look at me and see the best of me too.

This post is part of the The Sling Diaries, Vol. II for Sakura Bloom. You can follow along on Pinterest and Facebook.

{Photographs by the lovely Cara at Cara Loren Photography.}

11 comments:

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    1. thanks gabriela, cara did a a fantastic job!

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  2. Wow! I have always felt that exact same way! Nice to know im not the only one suffering 'expressive compulsiveness' and often feeling awkward about it! Thanks xx

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    1. definitely not alone lisa! thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. Beautiful photos and lovely words...it is so true about seeing the best in your children.

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    1. yes, it's amazing how accepting I feel of them and all their little ways. I guess that's just being a mum, right?

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  4. aw, this was a lovely post to read. i think we also see the best of ourselves in our kids :)

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    1. thanks krystal! I'm sure that's true too :)

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  5. This really resonates with me Bron. Every word.

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    1. thank you for telling me lisa, it's sometimes hard to gauge what readers are connecting with(or not!). and when I post something personal it is very cool to get feedback. x

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  6. Your kids are going to have such a fun time growing up together. These photos are beautifu Bron!

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