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What's in a profile picture?

What's in a name? Or a profile picture, for that matter. Recently, life has been tough ( yup, since when life is NOT tough?) But circumstances has reduced me to a crabby shadow of my usual bubbly one. Hence, one fine afternoon (several days ago) when I was lying like a stiff corpse in bed, I looked up pictures of crabs, picked one and used it for my profile picture on my FaceBook.

I meant to broadcast to everybody I feel crabby, I AM a crab, hence stay away from me etc, etc, etc. But the plan backfired. Or did it? Many people commented on how delicious it looks, what sort of ways it should be cooked, what a lovely picture etc. Then, later that evening, when the pain subsided a little, I could actually see the beauty of that crab as food. And so then, I kind of like that profile picture as well, since I DO like crabs - as food. 

But Alison protested. She said that her mum's not a crab. She does not have a crab for a mother. So I had to change that picture. Then, I thought of the beautiful picture I took near Jalan Duta yesterday morning, displaying the morning sun in its full glory, shining across the horrific jam, making it almost surreal. Beauty in the midst of ugliness. Or perhaps, it's ugliness bathed in beauty. 

She protested again! "I want my mother's picture in the profile!" She's such a demanding child! So when I put my own picture on, she STILL protested, because it's half covered by a gorgeous fan! 

A profile picture should say something. Be it, the owner's mood, or perspective of a situation or beauty of an inanimate object like a fan. If I think all these are more beautiful than my face, then I SHOULD put it up!

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