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| Passion and Future Lessons|
September 02, 2007 @ 02:41:03 pm
|It's been a while since I'm expressed my thoughts on anything but paper. But with this |
one, I felt it might be nice to share.
I'm a guy of many passions. I have so many hobbies, that I sometimes find it hard to have
free time, because I don't know which one to endulge in.
I can't say photography is my greatest passion, because I really don't believe I have one. I
think it was the one that just fit. You know, I look at images, and they bring thoughts and
feelings. Emotions that stir like a storm on the sea. Free, open, and without resistence.
Just there to blow, rain and thunder to their hearts content. That's the way my heart is with
photography. There's a certain soul to photography, in it's life, it's grown, evolved and
been redesigned. But a photographer can still look at it's earlier years and appreciate it
with a certain personal pride. For this same reason, is brought an example of why I love
black & white photography so much. It takes away the distracting colours to let you're eyes
search for meaning. It leaves the photo naked and exposed (if you would excuse the
obvious pun), open for opinion, judgement and/or admiration. Leaving the viewer with a
This leaves me with thoughts of what I may be able to do in the future to pass on what
photography has taught me. If not to others, then maybe to my children (if I ever have
some). I think I'm going to give them a compass. It shall be a symbol of something very
important. Every person has that time in their life, however long, of a need to discover
themselves. I think I'll teach them that for me, a compass symbolizes that in ones life, they
can be found. They will lose themselves a some point in their life, but it will symbolize a
certain type of hope. That even when one is lost, they can be found again, with some
effort. That may relay to them a personal understanding of drive, and how important it is.
A wisdom that no one can get anything done, fixed or resolved, without first trying with all
they have to do something about it. As my favorite band, Incubus, says in their song
"When I drive myself, my light is found"
I think that's a good lesson... Anyway, thanks for reading my thoughts, especially if you've
read to this point. Let me know yours.
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| New Job|
August 04, 2007 @ 05:42:21 am
I'm excited about my new job, after 5 years off I've gone back to work.
I spent about 20 years in the lighting industry, and now I'm embarking on the Home Appliances industry, and wow, the things you don't know about doing laundry!!!
Anyhow...I found out something very interesting the other day...
The consumer reports that are out there are really out to lunch.
I guess they don't use very fair practices, and take payments to make someones product higher on the list.
As an example...
Kenmore washers are made primarily by Whirlpool...and more often then not, Kenmore is up at the top of the list, and the Whirlpool model is much lower down, and yet they are exactly the same product.
Anyhow...thought you might be interested in that little bit of info...I'm learning a lot about these things, and I'm like wow...
Have a Good One.
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