An Irish General… and me

The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self-portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a softly blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces.

Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or — as in the example above — the foreground, the centre of attention.

 

Image Collins and me
Irish General Michael Collins at Portobello Barracks, Dublin in August 1922

© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2013. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Quirky, tenacious and neurologically compromised female expat living in Ireland since 2002 ◾ MyTherapyApp Best MS Blog for Simplicity 2018 ◾ Everyday Health Top 10 MS Blog of 2018 ◾ WEGO Health Patient Leader Award Nominee 2018 ◾ Feedspot Top 50 MS Blog 2017, 2018 ◾ Ireland Blog Award Finalist 2014, 2015, 2017 & Shortlisted 2018 (competition ongoing) ◾ Contributor to the Novartis MS blog Living Like You ◾ Contributor to MS Ireland’s blog MS & Me ◾ Contributor to The Mighty ◾ Guest contributor to MyTherapyApp.com

26 thoughts on “An Irish General… and me

  1. Re your pingbacks on my blog: Please note, I do not accept pingbacks. Thank you however for visiting my blog, which at this time is inactive, as I continue to evaluate its future.

    1. Thank you so much! Ireland is a big part of my life, and I couldn’t think of a better picture than Michael Collins to help me out :D

    1. Thank you Estizer! I am learning as I go. Intended to blog about living with MS only, but then Ireland and my life here creeped in and I’ve been trying to do some of WordPress’s challenges. It’s a perfect learning tool, and it creates brilliant relations between bloggers :)

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