Mirage’d Me

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Just my way of coming around ‘full circle’!
-K’lee L. at the Obzervashunal

 

… So, I’ve been asked what the history of this particular bendy portrait of me is? I deem it a fair question which I will answer thus:

I have always been an athlete in some way, shape(!), or form. I found, years ago, getting my ‘stretch on’ outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air always felt better than doing the same stretching in-doors. The graphic based on a picture (sans the little ‘mirage’ effect!) was born out of that passion and the lens of a friend named Wolfgang.

When I decided to jump back into blogging, I wanted an image that spoke to who I was and still am. I like this one best as it reminds me every day that if you don’t stretch your life, your muscles and tendons, your passions, well they have a tendency to get all rusty and stuff! I don’t like that feeling too much…

With that said, Welcome to my blog! Have a look around. Hopefully as I grow, the interesting stuff will grow too… And not just here, but at YOUR site as well. It you visit me, best believe I’ll be doing the same!

K’lee

120 thoughts on “Mirage’d Me

    1. Absolutely! I’d take it even further and say that with continual practice and awareness, the freed and flexible body gives the mind the clarity to see through those stresses and lead us to choices which enhance our lives in countless ways…

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  1. Visiting from Holistic Wayfarer’s site where you liked a post on race featuring me!

    Is this you doing these poses? I do yoga, which I am assuming this is? I used to just do P90X yoga, but then I tried David Swensen’s Ashtanga Yoga dvd. Really hard. So, now I am doing the entire P90X regime. Almost done, but I do love yoga. Tell me more about this and your photography.

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    1. Ah, a visitor from the excellent Holistic Wayfarer’s site! I thank you for stopping by my modest virtual abode. That pretzel in the photo is, in fact, me! The photo was not taken by me, I was too busy bending! Seriously though. I do consider what I do to be more a combination of yoga and Chi Gong, or breath work. Postures and stretches I have learned from excellent teachers along the way. I also tend to simply ‘listen to my body’ and let it tell me what it needs to address. I am not familiar with David Swensen, but am now curious to see his work! I also do not (yet) know P90X yoga. Looks like I have some research to do… As for my photography, most of what you see on the site is Nikon-based. Some with my wonderful Samsung as well! I do graphics along with the photography and recently finished my first book of photos. I should have more mention of that up on the site soon. Are you a photographer? I will have to check out your site to find out. Again, I thank you for making the time to visit my site. You’ll see me at yours real soon. Namaste!

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  2. That is you! Okay. 🙂 We have more in common than I thought.
    I started out with Hatha yoga in 1979, and pretty much turned
    it into my own thing over the years. Now 56, I can still come close
    to doing the splits. LoL I’m also using an incline table now, and
    hang upside-down every morning for 3 to 4 minutes. Good stuff.
    Do you have a “name” you wish to go by? I’m missing that.
    Best wishes to you in all you do, my friend! Peace, Keith

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    1. That is actually me! I’m K’lee, Keith. It is an honor to know you! What a fantastic site you have created.
      I have never truly studied yoga, but through excellent teachers, have learned plenty! You and I have plenty in common! Thank you for all the support. I appreciate you!

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    1. Thank you or the compliment and the visit, D. !

      I’ve started calling this my ‘bendy-me’ shot, my little reminder to stretch it out every day(body and mind!) or risk getting creeky and stuff!

      K.

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    1. Thanks to you for the support and the kindness! It goes a long way. I am nothing if not extremely grateful that you find something to like on my site. I am also grateful to have found yours! What you do is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Hi, I dropped in to say thank you for visiting my story on WH’s site “The race around the world”.
    I appreciated the fact that you took the time to send word and dropped by to see what you’re up to. I totally admire your athletic abilities though I have to admit looking at that picture besides giving me a sense of beautiful symmetry makes my back hurt. Perhaps also inspiring up my exercise level beyond writing. I love the outdoors seriously but most of my activity involves raking or doing something in my very remote yard in the midst of the forest. Please drop by and see me anytime at Pendragon’s poetry on WordPress. I’ll stop in again to see what you’re doing.
    Alex

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    1. Hey Alex, You’re most welcomed! I’m finding the more I make those visits, the more I learn about the people, places, and things shaping this great big world we all live in. By the way, sorry if my picture gives you a back ache! Totally unintentional! Something tells me raking a yard in the middle of a forest is PLENTY physical!

      Now that I’ve met you, you can count on me taking the ‘virtual plane’ over to your site. Hope you’ll be back to mine as well!

      K’lee

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  4. I’ve done some semi-pro dancing years and years ago, but have always been more a fan. I do love Capoeira, but have never studied it. I do have special appreciation for the form because of how and why it came into being. I guess all means of expression are somewhat sacred in my book!

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  5. “if you don’t stretch your life, your muscles and tendons, your passions, well they have a tendency to get all rusty…” I agree! Thanks for stopping by The Brass Rag. Come back and see us often.

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    1. Thank you so much! I feel like I’ve known you forever through your words, ideas, and amazing poetry, my friend. Ironically, I’m only now getting home internet! Hopefully it’ll make me a bit more consistent with posts…

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  6. I love your analogy with stretching both life and muscles and how we lose flexibility in both if we don’t use them well and often. Gorgeous picture – amazing too!
    AnnMarie 🙂
    I played 1st base for 4 years of high school softball, on short throws I often went into an all out split to catch the ball and keep my foot on the bag – I got such a kick out of doing that and it usually surprised my opponents 🙂

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  7. Thank you AnnMarie for the support and for taking time to comment! The picture really is like the ‘angel on my shoulder’ saying, ‘come on, work it out… stretch!’ You really did splits during softball??? Wow! Now that is amazing!

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  8. Hello, K’lee! I like Your thoughts: ‘If you don’t stretch your life, your muscles and tendons, your passions, well they have a tendency to get all rusty!’ Very True. And a good reminder for All of Us. Regards.

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    1. Hello Swamiyesudas! Thank you for your comment. I said it due to my life’s experiences. I’ve had to be reminded time and again of the truth in those words, but If I could go backwards in time, I would change nothing. All is as it should be and needs to be! Regards!

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  9. A lovely post and a lovely description about yourself. It feels good when we discover ourselves, and for both of us it’s outdoor somehow.

    Thank you very much K’lee for the follow on my blog, I hope you will keep visiting.

    xx
    Aanchal

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! Yes, I’ve had to learn as do many of us being yourself is best. Our true happiness will always be built by its foundation. The more I go out and embrace what makes me happy, the better I feel. I’m glad to have found a way to share that!

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    1. Hello Mercedita, and thank you so much for the fantastic comment and appreciation of my humble little blog!!!

      I’m unfortunately going to have to pass on the award THIS time, but let’s see what the future holds as I create a bit more stability.
      I want to also say a big thank you to YOU! You have easily been one of those bright lights I’ve come across here on the WP I have lots of admiration and respect for. Please keep doing what you do, let’s both keep going!

      best regards,

      K’lee

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  10. ” ….it reminds me every day that if you don’t stretch your life, your muscles and tendons, your passions, well they have a tendency to get all rusty and stuff!”
    That is so true!! Thank you for the reminder!
    And also for following my blog! I really appreciate it! Looking forward to discovering yours!

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  11. Did you happen to see the cirque de soleil when it was in town last? There was a dinner party scene with some acrobats where the dinner party was “mirrored” on the ceiling, but there was no mirror. Another set of acrobats were dining on the ceiling. The floor acrobats began stacking chairs, climbing up the chairs, until the two mirrored dinner scenes connected. This photo reminds me of that. It’s very cool.

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    1. I’m a big fan of ‘Le Cirque’ (the acrobats not the restaurant!) I actually use to work for a pretty fancy restaurant where the owner would get the most insane tickets for us. My one time seeing Cirque Du Soleil I was front row center, thanks to working there. I remember instantly being transported back to my eight year-old self! I wish I could see this scene you mentioned! Not sure what made me make a ‘Mirage’d Me image… probably remnants of the acrobats!

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  12. Now see, if I had started doing that when I was your age, I could probably still be doing that now that I’m 58. It’s not that I can’t get in that position, it’s just that it would most likely be permanent, and you would have to rent me out as a coffee-table.

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