WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SELFIE

Henri Rousseau

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Frida Kahlo

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Norman Rockwell

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Paul Gauguin

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If they were alive today, I bet they’d fancy the selfie.

“Selfies are just a way to show that you are part of the world,” says NPR’s  Kate Myers. “Here I am, and the world is more interesting because I’m in it.”

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“Selfie” elbowed its way so quickly into our everyday conversation that it is the unanimous pick as 2013 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries….

……..and it’s Cheri’s pick for this week’s photo challenge.

IMG_2031BTW, there’s scads of selfie spawn ~ like helfie (hairstyle self), belfie (bum selfie), welfie (workout selfie), drelfie (drunken selfie), and even bookshelfie (a snap taken for the purposes of literary self-promotion).

The sample sentence from the Oxford Dictionaries entry for selfie (noun) says: “Occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary.”

O RLY?

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Next time the Kids Track Muddy Footprints Through the House, Think on This. ( A 420 Character 9-Line Poem)

The size of the Happisburgh footprints compared to a camera lens cap

The size of the Happisburgh footprints compared to a camera lens cap. Photograph: Martin Bates

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/07/oldest-human-footprints-happisburgh-norfolk

A family group potters through a muddy estuary

gathering algae and shellfish

& links up to us 800,000 years later

when a fast-eroding stretch of beach reveals their steps.

And we wonder: Whose tracks are these!!

Just like Claire and I ask each other

when we find and follow prints in the snow.

While archaeologists rush to preserve the footsteps of those who came before,

I take pictures to follow one who’s come after.

PATTY

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/458552/Ancient-footprints-dating-back-800-000-years-found-in-Norfolk

One of the footprints which dates back around 800 000 years

One of the footprints, which dates back around 800,000 years [BRITISH MUSEUM]

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/458552/Ancient-footprints-dating-back-800-000-years-found-in-Norfolk