17/07/2010 (Day 4.198) - Angel In My Armor, Actress In My Role

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    Animate - Rush

    Polarize me
    Sensitize me
    Criticize me
    Civilize me
    Compensate me
    Animate me
    Complicate me
    Elevate me

    Goddess in my garden
    Sister in my soul
    Angel in my armor
    Actress in my role

    Daughter of a demon lover
    Empress of the hidden face
    Priestess of the pagan mother
    Ancient queen of inner space

    Spirit in my psyche
    Double in my role
    Alter in my image
    Struggle for control

    Mistress of the dark unconscious
    Mermaid of the lunar sea
    Daughter of the great enchantress
    Sister to the boy inside of me

    My counterpart, my foolish heart
    A man must learn to rule his tender part
    A warming trend, a gentle friend
    A man must build a fortress to defend
    A secret face, a touch of grace
    A man must learn to give a little space
    A peaceful state, a submissive trait
    A man must learn to gently dominate

    Polarize me
    Sensitize me
    Criticize me
    Civilize me
    Compensate me
    Animate me
    Complicate me
    Elevate me

    Today The Rogues are looking at lyrics, poems and other published words which have a personal meaning.

    This has been on of my favourite Rush songs for a long while. It is apparently about the Jungian concept of Anima and Animus, specifically from the point of view of a man and the need to accept and embrace his feminine 'anima'.

    On a simpler level it is about a man coming to terms with his feminine side; something which is of great importance to me.

    Both images are me; the male one was taken today - my 'anima' is a previously unposted picture from my archives.

    The texture is from Spektoral Addendum

    And the combination of gritty texture plus pretentious song lyrics is, of course, a prime candidate for Cliche Saturday.

    florriebassingbourn, ~miss panda~, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ~miss panda~ 46 months ago | reply

      Nothing more to say than brilliant, I love it!!!

    2. eweliyi 46 months ago | reply

      that is a great take on the poem very truthful

    3. Kim Kurtz 46 months ago | reply

      this is amazing...great work.

    4. aphotoshooter 46 months ago | reply

      interesting... cliche, indeed...

      keep shooting...
      Cheers..!

    5. *TLM* 46 months ago | reply

      Well said.. I just saw RUSH perform this week.. - HCS! :)

    6. Kaptain Kobold 46 months ago | reply

      : I doubt I'll see them again; apparently they very rarely (if ever) come to Australia.

    7. Mind Meld 46 months ago | reply

      This is a work of art!

      HCS!

    8. YetAnotherLisa 46 months ago | reply

      So well done!!!! Nice balance between the two "yous"
      HCS!

    9. Sonora Guy 46 months ago | reply

      At first I thought this was a 100% serious post. Then I saw the "pretentious song lyrics" remark in the description. Now, all is right in the world. Serious stuff plus a bit of humor works for me. Great work on the transformation photo.

      HCS

    10. It's life Jim.... 46 months ago | reply

      Can see why this one was meaningful to you.
      Excellent job on the image overlay

    11. Ashton Sterling Photography 46 months ago | reply

      I like you alter ego. HCS!

    12. Patricia Gapske 46 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic photo! I think you pulled off what you were trying to convey.
      HCS!

    13. JordyR 46 months ago | reply

      This is just really good!! Cliche maybe, fantastic yes!

      HCS!

    14. ☼ EkkyP ☼ 46 months ago | reply

      Yep. Very cool. Bravo :)

    15. Tim S. Trebla 46 months ago | reply

      Great double exposure ... hey - I didn't see that earlier in the group although cliche...
      Rush is one bonuspoint!

      belated HCS!

    16. Alice...Sibley 46 months ago | reply

      Love the photo, love the title...this is a stoke of pure genius :D

    17. Jenn Ashley 22 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!
      I love just about all of Neil Peart's lyrics, but this, of course, hits very close to home.

    18. Gone to Ipernity. [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

      Very well done. x

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