Heather Henry

I aspire to be a photographer.
Ailurophilia; eccedentiast; pedophobic; generatophobic; autophobia.

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Well this is interesting. 🐶🐱 #toby #sunshine #cat #dog #sharing #onthesamebed #neverhappens #friends #animals #pets #coexist

Lauren has the best smile! #family #lauren #hammock #smile #angurephotography #confidence #laughs #fun #photoshoot #nofilter

#latergram #backyard #deck #clouds #bluesky #pond #windmill #pavillion #goregous #holiday #4thofjuly #drink

#latergram My dad’s new speedboat! 🚤 #boat #remotecontrol #pond #fast #speedy #birthday #family

#latergram Happy Birthday Daddy! #family #dad #father #daddy #birthday #carrotcake #candles #bar #oldman (at Jack’s Place)

Anonymous said: "It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.

fishingboatproceeds:

Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.

#bodyconfidenceweek2014 
Day Seven: Post a photo of something you’re proud of.
What I am most proud of is completing my Associate’s Degree in Business Administration Management - but most importantly - with high honors! Summa Cum Laude! 🎓 I worked so hard for these gold cords and I am incredibly proud of them. No one could take this away from me. #degree #business #cords #honors #summacumlaude #goldcords #bakercollege #graduation #proud #pride #hardworkpaysoff

He’s kind of adorable. #james #boyfriend #iphone #imessage #cute #text #adorable

#bodyconfidenceweek2014 
Day Six: Post a photo of you in beachwear or summer wear; whichever you’re more comfortable in.
I am uncomfortable in both honestly. You’ll never really find a photo of me in my bathing suit where you can at least see my thighs. If I’m not in the water, I have a coverup on, then when I get in the water I make sure I’m always at least waist deep. Swimming is my favorite feeling in the world though; my parents used to call me a fish and I would basically live in my swimming suit all summer so I could go any chance I had. Now I’m so uncomfortable in my body I shy away from it almost at all costs. #swimsuit #kid #childhood #butlookatthatbooty #PERV #9yearsold #5or6yearsold #fat #thighs #swimming #pool #boat

#bodyconfidenceweek2014 Day Five: A photo of someone you love and/or admire &what you love about them!
I could have easily gone with my boyfriend, but I feel like this man doesn’t get enough recognition. My dad/daddy/father is the most generous, loving, and hardworking man in the world I know. There is not enough time in the day for me to express how much he means to me. He have @dmalcolmrn and I the world - and I couldn’t ask for a better man to guide me through life. I love you daddy for everything you’ve taught me this far and everything you will continue to teach me. #dad #daddy #father #respect #discipline #independence #knowledge #hardwoking #teach #guide #family

#bodyconfidenceweek2014 
Day Four: Post an old picture of yourself and say something positive about it.
I have nothing but positive things to say about old pictures of myself. I was about 50-75ish lbs less here than what I am now, I didn’t have the constant double chin which is a plus, and my boobs looked great. Not to mention how much I miss that when my perm grew out to that length I loved how the bottom of my hair just naturally curled itself. I only wish that I wouldn’t have let myself completely go like I have… #nofilter #iphone #otterbox #18yearsold #almost19 #perm #overweight #heavy #biggirl

#bodyconfidenceweek2014 
Day Three: Post a photo of something you used to be insecure about but now embrace; explain why you embrace it now.
My smile. I used to be extremely insecure about it in my teenage years - the most you could get out of me was just a smirk - because my teeth aren’t straight, not white, and my two front teeth stick out from sucking my thumb. But now, I embrace it, because a smile doesn’t feel genuine unless you show your personality; my imperfect teeth are apart of my personality. But also because seeing a genuine smile - even in a photograph - will make others smile &that is why I love being a photographer. #smile #personality #embrace #photography #boyfriend #james #genuine #teeth #crooked #buckteeth #insecure #happy

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