rebeccatillett (263//365) "We love the things we love for what they are."
{Robert Frost}
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  •   kiraton Wonderful picture! 11h

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rebeccatillett (262//365) "You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
{Ansel Adams}
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rebeccatillett (261//365) Camouflage Cat! 3d

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Normal Rebecca Tillett
rebeccatillett (260//365) #throwbackthursday to a self-portrait shot back when I used to model for many of my own shoots. Wish I still did that, wish I still made time to actually shoot. On a related note, every now and again (especially since I deleted my Flickr) I get the urge to remove myself and my work from much of the internet. Maybe it's my hermit tendencies, maybe it's the fact that I oftentimes neglect to keep all of the sites I have an account on active and current. I just don't have/make the time like I used to and that's a drag, especially since I used to have such an online following. I feel like I've lost much of it anymore. People have given up on me. I have hundreds of followers on tumblr, had thousands on Flickr, several thousand on Facebook and thousands on Instagram (although here on IG I get the feeling they're mostly dead accounts) and yet I get a fraction of the interaction from people that I used to.
Perhaps I'm just on a downward slope and I hit my peak years ago. What a bummer of a thought, eh?

Maybe I should delete all my accounts and just start over and start fresh. I'm seriously thinking I'll do that here on IG since I get the feeling many of my followers aren't real.
Scrap everything and start again? Or just scrap everything...I'm restless. And who out there really even cares? I feel like I'm dwelling on something that hardly matters!
4d
  •   justineagewasteland Never delete! Never surrender! 4d
  •   twidgette I've loved your work for many years now! Keep trucking, you got this 4d
  •   cheezpotato I think a revival is in order - but that doesn't mean you have to erase everything! I think you'd be surprised by how easy it is to make your pages really active again! 4d
  •   birdwannawhistle I talk myself back and forth about quitting social all the damn time. I feel you. 4d
  •   squeevey Don't delete, curate. As for ig it's about connecting. Find others you connect with. Otherwise, you end up in a vacuum. That said I've all but given up on Flickr. 4d
  •   piggitypoe Please don't! I look forward to your pictures and your writings. 3d
  •   furiousphat Woman! Take me with you!? You didn't hit a slump! For gawds sake you're a freakin photography genius. You've inspired me & my son (who look up to you & your work)! Please keep me updated on where you end up settling? I'm like a creepy stalker fan that knew you way back when and hopes for the very best in your life always xo 3d
  •   rebeccatillett @jollysailorbold @angelacravenart @cristygrant @justineagewasteland @twidgette @cheezpotato @birdwannawhistle @squeevey @piggitypoe @furiousphat !!!! (if I end up setting up a new IG account, don't worry, I'll be sure to inform you all!) 3d

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rebeccatillett The Normal Wood Creates the Sea (2014) #shannakeyes #tattooed #nature #woods #allskin 4d

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rebeccatillett The Normal Wood Creates the Sea (2014)
(I really got some amazing portraits of this beautiful woman.)
#shannakeyes #woods #nature #tattooed #noclothes #allskin
4d

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rebeccatillett (259//365) *scoff* Calling all freedom, privacy hating and corrupt bullshit government loving assholes. Your new career in spying on innocent Americans awaits. 5d

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rebeccatillett Où habitez-vous?
Wo wohnen Sie?
¿Dónde vive?
Dove vivi?
I live in your heart.
Et a chaque oiseaux son nid est beau.
Underneath your bones 
and between the muscle.
Did you forget?
You live in every pore of my skin
Carne. La viande. Le carni. Fleisch.
Every molecule and idea of you
before you prevailed 
as a sovereign being.
I can’t keep reminding you
to look for me there.
And I can’t keep gasping for air.
Yo voy a dejar ir.
Liberation. (2014)
6d

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rebeccatillett (258//365) Rode around with Kayleigh in a golf cart around campus today because why not? And in an effort to document this spectacular experience, I do believe we got photobombed by a student. 6d

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rebeccatillett (257//365) Giorraíonn beirt bóthar. 7d

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rebeccatillett I sometimes confuse this kitty for an adorable stuffed animal. Seriously, she doesn't even look real. 1w

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rebeccatillett (256//365) Note to self: Don't leave glass bottled soda in freezer overnight. 1w

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rebeccatillett A model and her companion. 1w

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Normal Rebecca Tillett
rebeccatillett "My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude." {Warsan Shire} 1w

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rebeccatillett (255//365) Preview of my shoot with the beautiful @shannakeyes this cold morning. 1w

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rebeccatillett (254//365) "Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about."
{Sheryl Sandberg}
1w

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rebeccatillett (253//365) Vet appointment day for Jean Gray and she's a perfectly fine and well-behaved kitty (seriously, not even a peep on the car ride or in the waiting room) until a noise in the exam room spooks her and then apparently it's time to hide behind the computer. Totes adorbs.
Also, I make no apologies for all the JeanG pictures lately, after all, I'm inundated with baby pictures all day every day on FB so deal with it!
2w

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rebeccatillett (252//365) Where do you look for JeanG when you realize you haven't seen her in hours? In the middle of the bed, of course...under alllll the blankets. 2w

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rebeccatillett (251//365) I wanna miss you and want you and have to wait in painful and glorious anticipation to see you. I wanna love you. I wanna finally see you and pretend to smile but really smile and be coy and cute and overwhelmed with relief at your presence. I wanna be ecstatic and loving and completely vulnerable with you but not too vulnerable because I'm no stranger to pain but I still despise it. And I wanna hold you and breathe in and out and in again and hold you inside me just for a minute until I need to breathe again. I wanna watch you cook us dinner with your crafty two hands and smile at me every few seconds when you catch me watching you. I wanna wonder how I lived so long without you. And I wanna share a meal with you and have some drinks and watch a wonderfully stupid movie. I wanna hear you laugh. And I wanna rest my head on you and stroke the skin on your sunburnt arms and feel completely safe in you. I wanna attempt in vain to say thank you awkwardly or tell you to shut up when you tell me I'm beautiful for the 87th time. I wanna be beautiful for you.
And I wanna sit outside in the dark except for the light of the distant moon with you and marvel at the perfectly ludicrous idea that men have traveled that far from home. We're both far from home and yet here we are - contently home. I wanna get high with you and listen as you struggle to make sense and we laugh in unison and we take another hit as we both claim we shouldn't take another hit. And I wanna discuss all the beautiful places we both wanna run away to and pretend that turning dreams into reality is as easy as throwing the blanket off you on a chilly morning and jumping out of bed in uncomfortable but exhilarating anticipation of another day. And I wanna talk about your family and your past and my family and my past and all the hurt and I wanna be a refuge for you and you for me. I wanna wish I had been there through all your hard times and wonder where I had been and apologize for having not been there. And I wanna watch you watching the strangers walking down the dimly lit street laughing and wonder what they're doing out so late on a Tuesday night.
2w
  •   rebeccatillett I wanna come inside and peel my clothes off and crawl under the warm blankets and wait for you to join me and I wanna curl into you when I'm finally done with this day and thank you and I wanna love you. 2w
  •   downtownkake So things are good? ;) 2w
  •   rebeccatillett @downtownkake How transparent am I? 2w
  •   downtownkake Not at all. Just glad for you. 2w
  •   rebeccatillett @downtownkake Thank you, my dear...that means a lot to me. ️ I hope you're doing ok these days! We need to get coffee or breakfast sometime soon!! 2w
  •   downtownkake Definitely :) 2w

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rebeccatillett (250//365) I am my mother and father's only child and thus I am inherently the sole creation and survivor of their violent and combustible union. I am the only witness and I am the lonely product of a regrettable amalgamation. I am endlessly challenged to be the lone positive result and I am alone in this undertaking. 2w
  •   ancastef But you are worthy and whole in absolute value, outside of them, despite of the equation of their sum or difference. You are an infinity within yourself, a galaxy of your own making, and you will shine your own light and spend the energy and your light on your own moons. 2w
  •   rebeccatillett @ancastef Beautiful. 2w
  •   rebeccatillett (Thank you.) 2w

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