I was going through some photo albums with my family a while back and ran across one with photos of myself when I went to New York to see Bethel. They commented on the fact that I didn't look like myself. I compared those pics with ones prior to the JW and some pics of after the JW and they were right. My face was expressionless with no "spark" in my eyes. I didn't even look like myself. Anyone else notice this comparing their pics of when they were in and when they were out of the truth?
Difference in looks?
Very much so. There are pictures of me at assemblies as a little girl and you can see the fear behind my eyes. Stiffness in my stance. One stands out, I had just received a beating at the motel. I was instructed to straighten myself up for the camera. The beating, I believe had been around crying when my mother tried to brush my hair. When we returned home, she cut off all my hair like a boys, and I had to wear it that way for several years. Yayyy, one more thing for the kids at school to make fun of me for--calling me a boy!
Now, I insist on wearing my locks long and lush. I picture myself as an old lady with long, flowing grey hair as well.
Well, there was a difference, but I was actually a pretty happy child, all things considered. I mean, there are reasons why I made choices that caused me to get the boot, just as I became a legal adult.
The biggest difference I notice is that I was very naive and gullible. Today, I am more the opposite of that. I def. get a sense of that when looking at my photos.
My photo's show someone always serving others
You are right................missing the spark in the eyes...