This is one of those #throwbackthursday kinda of social media posts that are so trendy these days.
I don't remember exactly why this picture was taken. One of the members of our church who did a lot of photography work popped his head into the classroom at the church were several of us were hanging out. He said he needed someone to sit in for a picture for a few moments. I don't remember if I volunteered (doesn't seem very likely considering what I remember of myself then) or if I was volunteered, but I ended up in front of the camera. The sweater was borrowed.
Not long afterwards the photographer gave me a copy of the picture - which apparently I saved, because here it is. I remember that I didn't particularly care for the picture at the time. It's a fine portrait of me - but I was embarrassed by my acne - which isn't actually so bad in this picture. There were times when it was worse.
Never mind that the photo was great. Never mind that everyone - EVERYONE - has acne at some point. I was embarrassed and I put the photo away, stashed it away. I hid it.
But now that I'm old enough to know better, or perhaps - old enough not to care anymore, I realize that it was a pretty decent photograph, and I should have been much happier about it.