“My 365” October 22, 2010 –bare

October 22, 2010
October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010 --bare

October 22, 2010. 9:34pm PST. ISO 100. Shutter 1. Aperture f/29.0. Manual exposure, no flash. Editing of photo limited to white balance.

I always said I’d do this.
Bare face. Straight from the shower. No make-up. Wet hair. No editing, no wrinkle smoothing. 44 (and 1/2) years old. This is me.

I work.
I care.
I run.
I create.
I nurture.
I empathize.
I fight.
I read.
I teach.
I learn.
I sing.
I dance.
I write.
I laugh.
I cry.
I suffer.
I triumph.

I love.
I believe.

My face may show experience, but my heart is forever young.




  1. Hello Bryan. Me again. Torie often asks for comments, honesty, and feedback. I have resisted this invitation for a while, until now. Tory has a lot to be proud of. You have not. I was trying to offer some constructive feedback. I would like to see all Torie’s abilities directed in a less introspective direction. That is all. And my name is Judith, but I prefer Jude. I am a nurse, I care for people, I have a husband and 2 adult children, I am not a loser.
    Torie: thankyou for your patience.

  2. Torie: This is definitely you at your most beautiful. XOJA.

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  4. This photo is so much better than all the rest. I find your blog quite disturbing, for a number of reasons. But I find myself often coming back to see if it improves. Today’s photo is different, in a good way. Now I’d like to see how you look out, to the world around you.

    • Jude, you are a self-righteous loser. You need to get a life. I’m sure Jude isn’t even your real name. I don’t know why you would make such a comment, other than your life sucks.


  5. No need for guts. Great for you to just put yourself out there as you are.

  6. Awesome.

  7. beautiful

  8. I understand that this picture took a measure of courage, but you didn’t have to be concerned. You are always pretty in your posted pictures, but this shows how very attractive you are, sans make-up, et al. Honestly- you are beautiful, inside and out.

    Also- I like ‘the declarations’. Especially the last one. “I believe” is very important. Particularly believing in yourself. It’s what brings out the true beauty in a person.

  9. Torie, that is BY FAR my favorite picture of you all year. It’s also the most beautiful. 🙂

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