So I was spacing the other day, and I was really depressed. I was just thinking about my past, when I was younger, when I lost my hair, all the drama I've been through, etc. Then I came to think, "Why am I constantly always thinking about the past?" Well, the past never goes away, it's always in the back of our minds somewhere. Lurking, waiting, haunting, for a right moment to come forward and remind us the things we want to forget. It sucks sometimes. Then I thought, "There is no way to actually deal with the past's the past!" We can't magically go back in time and change the things we want. Like, I can't go back to when I was younger and tell myself, "Hey, Jackie, don't lose your hair." It was completely out of my control. Like most things are. My final thought was, "Forget about trying to deal with the past...instead, I should deal with the NOW." Change the things that are actually capable of changing. Like the way I react to certain people or experiences. Music and photograghpy is one of the ways that make me happier when alopecia tries to take over my mind. Photography allows me to make dull things full of florecent lights or pretty backgrounds. And music helps me drown out all the negative things that I sometimes think of myself. (I can be pretty hard on myself sometimes). So, that's my 'mission'. Stop trying to change the past, instead deal with now and change my future. c: -Jackie Miranda xxx

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Comment by Tallgirl on March 31, 2012 at 11:44pm

Jackie, you and your page/photos crack me up! Yah...I had art and drama club plus some church stuff to keep me traveling out of town in my teen years to forget about alopecia. In the meantime, I was developing skills that made me an illustrator and traveler later in life. True, "drama" comes to us whether we like it or not...but I mean the drama as in theatre productions and movies. So...keep up your great attitude and hobbies. Who IS that guy trying to dance on your page??? And...what theme will you photograph in your world for your first solo exhibition?

Comment by Pat on April 1, 2012 at 6:15am

A great philosophy to live by...

Comment by BTB (John) on April 1, 2012 at 7:04am

It would seem you have it nailed I wish I had your insights when I was your age. Very inspiring to say the least.

Comment by You can do it : ) on April 1, 2012 at 10:26pm

Thanks for the inspirtation.

Comment by Alliegator on April 2, 2012 at 11:22am

Great post & well said!! I agree!

Comment by sks on April 2, 2012 at 11:41am

Great post, Jackie! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about living in the Now: "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." ~James Thurber.


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