FLAUNTING? Marilyn Armstrong

Some people like to flaunt stuff.

They get a new car and they want to make sure every single person they know — or almost know, or might know in the future — see it. Most of us like to show off new stuff, but we have limits. We don’t show off everything and we don’t do it all the time.

Along the Atlantic …

I think of those who flaunt as people who wear and use bright colors. I’m not one of the them. I get uncomfortable if too many people notice me. I’ve stopped wearing most large jewelry because I don’t want people to see it or comment on it.

It’s just a thing. To each his own, but that isn’t my way.

But I do like having work I write read. Does that count? And having pictures looked at, too. That’s sort of flaunt-ish, right?

Categories: dawn, Photography, Sunrise, Sunset

Tags: , , , , ,

20 replies

  1. I have reached the point in my life where being less visible suits me just fine. That’s one of the reasons I blog anonymously. I dress in a way that doesn’t attract attention, and my behavior…in public, anyway…rarely gets me any notice. I suppose that I have “evolved” to be more of an observer than a participant. And I kinda like it that way.


  2. I’m with Embeecee. Flaunting is not the same as having the right to be proud of your talent and your accomplishments. You proudly display your work, Marilyn, but I can’t say that you flaunt it. You do it in a quiet way that says, “See what I’ve done? You can do it, too!”. Flaunters shout, “Look what I’ve got! You’ll never catch up to me!” I’d be very disappointed if you didn’t take pride in your photography and your writing, and totally pissed if you didn’t share them with the rest of us.


    • I suppose that’s really the thing with things like writing and photography — and other arts. If no one sees it, is it art? Isn’t that like the tree falling in a forest where nothing can hear it? Writing is meant to be read and art to be seen. Music to be heard. If no one sees or hears it, then it’s just a diary. But I also try really hard not to think so highly of myself that I forget that every post isn’t going to be great or every photograph perfect. Good enough usually IS good enough. It’s wise to remember is 😀


      • I believe it’s art, whether anyone sees it or not. And your photos are way more perfect than those published by many of the rest of us. But I agree, it’s way more fun if there’s some feedback from someone who appreciates the artist’s work. Hell, I get one “like” (probably from one of those @gmail followers), and I get all excited.


  3. All bloggers want to be read. I know of only two blogs I follow that do not have a Like button or a comment button. I think that we each have something to add to the world, so it is not flaunting, it is gifting. Nice post.


  4. You never flaunt, Marilyn. Have your work seen liked and respected is to my mind completely different. If you were flaunting it, you would be pushing it on others with the intent of proving your better. You are just you, and great! Your works speak for themselves.


  5. When I think of flaunting I think of a peacock when it displays.


  6. There’s a fine line between flaunting and taking pride in something. As you point out, the first involves a lot of preening, to everyone within range, and sometimes is about something that nobody is impressed with. The second is where you might fall. IMHO, it’s okay to be proud of good work. And you’re not pressing (heh) your stuff or viewpoint on anyone you can find, on-line or off. So there’s that. Take pride.


  7. Marilyn, you always pass on wisdom, flaunt it, it’s called showing, but not showing off, there is a difference, blessings

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Interesting topic. When I got my brand-spanking new Challenger rag top in ’69, I really wanted to flaunt it. My first car and it was a thing of beauty to me in all its garish shiny Orange. I remember driving to your house to show off my car. Jeffrey looked at it and said, “JESUS, Armstrong!”. I don’t think he was impressed. I was crestfallen.

    I usually don’t flaunt.

    Liked by 1 person

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End

Cee's Chronic Illness Sisterhood

Peer support and hope for women with Chronic Illness and their support team.

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context


I use the best, I use the rest

My Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns



The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More



Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

%d bloggers like this: