The Woman Behind One Street Shy – Jennifer Allison

Virginia Woolf once wrote an essay entitled Street Haunting that resonated so deeply within me,  I read it over ten times.  She described leaving the confines of her house as a sense of freedom, as, “The shell-like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye.”

My photographs, writings, drawings, and paintings are simply the stories and images behind my “enormous eye” and I hope you enjoy them. You can find more of my writing at The American Mag: InItalia online at theamericanmag.com under the column Lost in Translation.

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17 thoughts on “The Woman Behind One Street Shy – Jennifer Allison

  1. Wow!! I completely hear you. I’m about to embark on the adventure of my life, and am looking for words of wisdom, inspiration and practical know how on the subject of travel. Thank you for siting Virginia Woolf’s essay, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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