I used to be pretty irritated with selfies. They seemed so self indulgent. Then at some point I warmed up to them and I stopped putting so much judgement around them. There's something about facing yourself and capturing that moment and saying 'I am here.' 'I exist.' Really it's just like self-portraiture, which through the years we've qualified as an art form. Why can't selfies get a similar treatment? Maybe they could use a new name so we can embrace them as more than cheesy narcissistic snaps. I hereby switch to calling them self portraits even if it's taken with my phone like this one. ;) The term selfie should now be considered to be retired and can go take a nap.