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2. Portraiture

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Portraiture

Andrea Scher

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“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music—the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.”

HENRY MILLER

THIS IS A REFLECTION OF ME IN THE DRESSING ROOM OF A Banana Republic in downtown San Francisco. It was June and hot, and only days before, I had miscarried during my first pregnancy. I was incredibly devastated, reeling, and trying to make myself feel better by buying a new shirt. Go get something to perk yourself up, my Mom would have said. And so, in some way trying to mother myself, there I was.

There are times when we go through the fire, when we must undergo unthinkably painful trials to grow and change, and become fully who we are. We come out on the other side new, stronger, and more beautiful for it. I think of a piece of clay being fired in a kiln and coming out even more dazzling than it was before. Colors you didn’t even expect come to the surface, the whole piece stronger and more stunning.


  

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