Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mariell Amelie and being an only child


I have two siblings and my husband has one. Thomas has no siblings, and we're thinking about keeping it that way. We're also thinking about having another child in a few years. Our minds are not made up, but I have become curious about only children. There are a lot of myths surrounding them that I don't buy into, but I also wonder -- do they get lonely? Or do they just become the kind of people who are comfortable being alone? There's a big difference between loneliness and reveling in a relationship with one's self.

Anyway, the photographer Mariell Amelie is an only child and her self portraits are so full of beautiful isolation. Check her out here.

5 comments:

Winter Moon said...

That's a lovely image.

My daughter's an only child, she's turned out perfectly wonderful in every way.

I have a sister and five brothers, and loved that I always had someone to look out for me when I needed them.

I think, whatever you decide to do, your little sweetheart will be perfectly fine :)

Sonya Mann said...

I was lonely as hell before my sister was adopted, but after that I felt overwhelmed by companionship. Introverts need occasional company too. *shrug* You can raise a happy kid either way!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That picture is beautiful and says so much!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I know lots of only children (who are now adults) that wouldn't change it for the world. I have lots of friends with a sibling that has been a drain and the bane of their existence... I also know people that have siblings that have become super close as adults. It's all a gamble! I would probably base my decision on whether or not to have another child based on if you actually desire to raise a second child, not on any pressure to provide a sibling. Really up to you and your man :)

Isabella said...

I love creative photo portraiture like this. As for the number of children decision, I'm very glad I grew up with a sister, but most of my long-time friends happen to be only children, and they're all very different from each other and had different experiences of only-ness. I think it's nice to have a sibling because you'll always have a playmate (which can also give parents a nice break!) and a partner in crime, but only's are often more precocious and mature, from my experience.

~Isabella
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