Dancing with myself

Hello Myself, May I Have This Dance?

By Colleen AF Venable, Brooklyn, New York City, USA

You can view more of Colleen’s photos on her flickr photostream.

This is a self portrait of Colleen titled “Hello myself, may I have this dance”. It was taken on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York City.

What do you see when you look at this picture?

The striking skyline from a very vibrant city? They say New York is a city that never sleeps.

The red polka dot dress stands out. Is it vintage? Did Colleen make it herself?

What about the graffiti? What does it say? Who wrote it?

I see a metaphor. Don’t wait for someone to ask you to dance, when you can dance with yourself.  If there is something you want to do, don’t wait for someone else to suggest it, strike out and do it yourself.

Ask yourself to dance, and say yes!

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  1. BenSpark says:

    I love this photo, the way you see the lights through Colleen and that cool Minnie Mouse looking dress. IF I can get myself up at 4 I certainly wouldn’t look that put together or be dancing.

  2. karen says:

    Hi Ben, Thanks for your comment.

    I like the lights too. It’s like Colleen is transparent.

    I look forward to seeing your 4am pic – dancing or not :)

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