Tuesday, February 24, 2009

(Missed) Photo op

I gave a talk at one of my favorite churches on Sunday. It was so fun. The topic was "Traveling Light"-- how we can walk out forgiveness and not be defined or weighed down by things from the past. As most of you know, this is a subject near and dear to my heart, and I'm always surprised by how sharing my messy, awkward history can be both funny and hopeful.

Our friend Moses was in the back of the room taking pictures while I spoke. The results were hysterical. I should have warned him, as it's not his fault: last year on my book tour, I learned the hard way that I make a bizarre array of weird faces when I speak, rendering me utterly unphotogenic. Put me in front of an audience and suddenly my face is like Jim Carey in The Mask.

Here's one of the "better" shots...


One can only imagine what the rest looked like!
(For those of you that know me--do I do this all the time when I talk??? Nevermind...not sure I want to know!)
Still though, it was totally fun.

What's the worst picture you've ever had taken?

7 comments:

himmiefan said...

Your picture looked fine to me. I think a lot of us tend to freak when it comes to our photos. I know I do!! I hate the way I look in pictures. I think a lot of us have unrealistic expectations because of magazines. I'm sure if we all had professional hair and makeup and special lighting, then we'd look fabulous too!

Gretchen Rubin said...

Hi Trish-I saw the nice mention of my blog, The Happiness Project, on your favorite blogs. I so much appreciate you shining a spotlight on my blog! Thanks and best wishes, Gretchen Rubin

Kristine said...

You might want to check out Catherine Claire Larson's book As We Forgive, which debuted this month. She shares incredible stories of forgiveness and reconciliation in Rwanda following the genocide there. The book is beautifully written, profoundly moving, and deeply theological.

Em said...

too funny!! I love it when you talk...including all the cute faces:) It's completely endearing!

Allie said...

Haha, that's great! :) I have had plenty of awful photos taken but I'm never brave enough to show them to anyone.

Swishy said...

You always look cute to me! :)

LEstes65 said...

You and I need to tour together. I have been viewing videos of my past singing and have discovered why many friends and family keep saying, "Every time I see Jack Black, I think 'That's Lynette!'" My facial expressions during singing range from Norma Desmond to Jack Black.

And yes, you DO make that face quite often. But honey, in context? It works. Fret not.