I really hate to have my picture taken. I become so self-conscious that it is frightening. My mouth forms into a grimace, my chin protrudes. I am never satisfied with my image. Something that attracts me to the world of blogging, as it relates to women my age, is seeing "normal" women. When we look in a magazine or in media, we see images of women 30 years younger who have been chosen for certain attributes. They have been styled and polished for a photo shoot. Photos can be altered for perfection. A far cry from smiling into the camera or a photo taken by Monsieur. What we need to do is to accept and love ourselves despite our crooked smiles or extra pounds.