As we live our lives, we find ways in which to express ourselves. We begin when young using paint, markers, crayons, scissors and glue to show our creativity.
As we get older, we refine the way in which we express ourselves. One of the ways in which I do this is through crochet. I choose the colours, the patterns, the stitches – and put them all together to make something that is unique.
In her retirement, my mother expresses herself through her quilting.
Many express themselves through the food that they prepare. Often the meals are not gourmet but in the preparation of the tastes, the cook expresses the food of his/her culture and preference.
Some people make their living from art and the expression of themselves is shared with many.
Even artisans express their inner self through their craft.
Many express themselves through the physical: through sport or even dance.
Costume and drama is another way to show to others who we are.
And then there are writers who express themselves with words and the through images that they create in the readers’ minds.
There are so many ways in which to show the world who we are. And, as we develop as a human being, we find that there is more than one way in which to do this.
How do you express yourself?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post is linked to the WordPress Photo Challenge. The prompt this week is Express Yourself)