“voting with your life!” . . .

by mulberryshoots

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“voting with your life!” – that’s how Sally Mann has lived hers. I’ve been reading her newly published memoir called, “Hold Still: a Memoir with Photographs” and have been struck by how well she writes even though she’s known for her photography. As you may know, images of her children created an outcry years ago, due to their ease with their nudity. I’ve only read a few chapters but it’s enthralling – a refreshingly passionate book and eye-opening at the same time.

So I thought about what “voting with your life” means to me: it means showing up for the people you love when it matters most; standing by your integrity and values when the going gets rough (when doesn’t it?); and coming to peace with dying when the time comes.