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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

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Quote by Edgar Allan Poe

My first serious attempt on a self-portrait.

I would like to recount on the slash mark on my right cheek. When I was 3, I used to wonder "Why is that only my father can shave and not me? Why shouldn't I try doing it myself?" Once when everyone was out, I dragged a stool all the way from our kitchen to the toilet, climbed on it and dragged his sharp razor across my cheek. Blood dripped all over my cheek, while I was seriously staring at the mirror to see if I had done it right.

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  1. merah semarak 61 months ago | reply

    It's a good attempt. I like the way you wrote the back story of the scar.

    I'm in the middle of reading this book American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and I thought it's quite a coincidence that you did this portrait. I used the word "coincidence" because of the significance of your portrait title on dreams.

  2. legends2k 61 months ago | reply

    Very oft I get lost in a train of thoughts; the quote actually means a lot to me. Edgar Allan Poe is a poet whom I keep in a very high esteem; I like him and his rebellious nature, questioning the conventions. I guess, to understand the 'coincidence', I should read American Gods to see how it relates dreams. Thanks Venus :)

  3. Lynn Morag 61 months ago | reply

    Super self-portrait and quote!

    I remember finding my Grandfather's used razor blade in the bathroom and lifting it to look ... I still have quite a bad scar but luckily it is on my finger. Kids are just inquisitive and like to copy.

    I wouldn't have noticed yours if you hadn't said.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  4. legends2k 61 months ago | reply

    Thanks Lynn! Yeah, kids definitely are inquisitive. Thats what makes them fun to be with :)

    Actually, my friends say its not visible at all, in person. By your comment, looks like its not very visible in this photo neither. However, I just wanted to do this anecdote, since its kinda related to the quote, to me atleast.

  5. Ron Harmon 61 months ago | reply

    I like this portrait very much and your "scar" adds some character to your face. Don't worry about it. The tones in this portrait are nice and even.

    Also, I might add that you are a very handsome young man and have really nice hair, nice eyes and a beautifully shaped mouth. You would be fun for any photographer to photograph BUT BUT BUT you have done a very good job yourself with this photograph. My compliments.

  6. legends2k 61 months ago | reply

    Wow, what can I say Ron, I'm humbled, it's an honour from such a photographer as you! Thanks a lot :D

  7. HelloImNik 61 months ago | reply

    I'm with Ron, a beautiful face, with [obviously] a beautiful mind....together the two make a great combination!

  8. legends2k 61 months ago | reply

    Thanks for your kind words Nik :)

  9. Abra K. 60 months ago | reply

    I like the quote as much as your first serious attempt - wonderfully done!

  10. legends2k 60 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the compliments Abra :)

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