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PIC - Michelle Obama's Official White House Portrait



I give you Michelle Obama's official White House portrait

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - what does this one say to you?

Some things that I noticed, and that were pointed out by others:

The hanging framed photo in the background is of the slave-owning Thomas Jefferson. Quite subtle, but I'd say definitely intentional, given that Michelle is the descendant of slaves. I like how blurry the photo is - almost as if saying goodbye to a previous era of white male dominated control and power... "fading out" a legacy? Definitely intentional!

And as someone else mentioned, the manner in which she "possessively" touches the table, as if to say, "we're here, we earned it, it's ours now!"

Look at the strength in those arms - also not a coincidence, I don't think, that her arms are on display, accompanied by a definitive, reassuring smile.

Lastly, the bouquet of vibrant flowers indicating a breath of fresh air - breathe in, smell the change, aaahhhh... :o)


Did I miss anything?

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
     

    What about the pearls she's wearing? Pearls represent purity, BUT they also signify rebirth and overcoming adversity. :o)

  2. SolShine7 said...
     

    It's beautiful!

  3. Aziza said...
     

    What a beautiful photo! She looks stunning. And those arms!

  4. The Wendilicious Wonder said...
     

    It says to me:

    This is the dawn of a beautiful new era... and people need to get used to it 'cause it came by invitation and it's not leaving meekly through the back door!

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