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First Thought Photo: Bodies of the Mind

photolupi | CC
photolupi | CC

This post is part of the Your Body, Your Mind “First Thought Photo” series. The point of the series is simple: share your first thought upon seeing this photo. Of course, the rules are flexible πŸ™‚ Share your second, third, and fourth thoughts, too, if you want!

As explained above, this post is the first in a new series here at Your Body, Your Mind: First Thought Photo.

Different photos affect people in different ways; some don’t affect people at all.

I chose this particular photo as the first in the series because, to me, it embodies both the body and the mind (Your Body, Your Mind). It’s as if the photographer, artist, or whomever is seeing this image is seeing it not just with his brain, but actually in his mind. Also, it’s almost as if the photo is a memory, or a thought still being developed. There’s enough information to make out the images, but not quite enough for any minor details.

What do you think? How does this picture affect you? What do you see when you look at it?

For more striking photos from this artist, visit the photolupi Flickr photostream.

First Thought Photo: Bodies of the Mind

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2014). First Thought Photo: Bodies of the Mind. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 1, 2020, from


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