The weather forecast for today and tomorrow talked about cloudy conditions with rain and thunderstorm activity. Yet, here it is now afternoon and the sun is still shining. Waking up to clear skies, just before sunrise, had me planning to mow the lawn as soon as some of the dew had cleared up on the grass. It seemed that there wouldn’t be another opportunity until our return from another set of travels to Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta. So, with breakfast and coffee on our patio done, I rushed to mow the back yard while still in my birthday suit. Meditation would just have to wait.
With my tasks completed, I took time out for another coffee break and to enjoy the sunshine. As far as I knew, it wasn’t going to be around all that long. Finally, it was time to get in my meditation and then have lunch before taking this opportunity to post here.
I have been wondering why I find it necessary to take skyclad photos, why anyone who is a naturist/nudist or someone who simply enjoys being nude. Why the images? Why are they posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or other social media sites? Having spent way too much time wondering about this, I think I have arrived at an answer that fits many who are like me, as well as me. Images are there to help us get out of our heads, visible proof that we are more than just feelings and thoughts.There is an honesty, or at least an attempt at honesty expressed in these images. Risking being vulnerable enough to be honest is not the same thing as posting images for exhibitionist purposes. The images have nothing to do with lewdness, lust, or then tension of sexuality. Images that are exhibitionist have a motive of obtaining sexual satisfaction or to shock.
If you take photos of yourself au naturel, why do you do so? What is your need? Why do you allow others to see the images? Why the risk? All images have a purpose and meaning. However, we rarely know what the purpose and meaning of our own images are about. Not knowing, we often simplify the question with an answer – because I like it. There is a story, a story of at least 1,000 words for each image. More often than not, the story is yet to be discovered as the image is more about unconscious projection than that it is about conscious intention.