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Saturday, 01 January 2022

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Mike, you look upon the negative and positive aspects of life as well as of photography.

Mike,

Thanks for creating a great place for us to hang out.

Have a great 2022.

This old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon just popped into my head. Bill Watterson was really good at presenting the kid perspective on life so most of Calvin’s list consists of food gripes but it’s his adult complaint that really makes this strip work for me. Makes me laugh every time. I think I’ll just resolve to be a little more like Hobbes.


I read this once in a while to remind myself not suck on sour candies or mistake reactivity for wit

https://www.theonion.com/awful-man-offers-witty-acerbic-take-on-everything-he-s-1819570846/amp

"Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't turn out - take another shot"

Not my quote, but one my late mother clipped out of a newspaper and gave me many years ago. It is one of my cherished keepsakes.

Don't beat yourself up about your previous post Mike, we are all friends here thanks to you.

Happy 2022 to all.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084j8yq

This reminds me of a quote from James Clavell's novel, Shogun. "... that to think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral you down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that need discipline –training- is about. So train your mind to dwell on sweet perfumes, the touch of this silk, tender raindrops against the shoji, the curve of the flower arrangement, the tranquillity of dawn. Then, at length, you won't have to make such a great effort and you will be of value to yourself, …”

So the New Year's resolution for last year was censorship? 🤣

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