"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." (Buddha)
Only those, who've never seen a bloom in a desert will continue worshiping roses. Yes, the have thorns, so do cacti. The tenderness of buds, the softness of petals, the beauty that astonish. And besides that, the perseverance and the patience...
"Smile and others will smile back. Smile to show how transparent, how candid you are. Smile if you have nothing to say. Most of all, do not hide the fact you have nothing to say nor your total indifference to others. Let this emptiness, this profound indifference shine out spontaneously in your smile." (Jean Baudrillard)
Not very long time ago I red THIS. I can't tell you if I totally agree or dissagree with an article, as I am not a photographer but a simple blogger. That's why technically wrong photos seem emotionally right to me. And vice versa :) Reflecting glimpses of my personal experiences visually became a nice routine, substituting the need of writing a paper diary. Even so I managed to make some Friends I've never seen. :) The problem is I am not sure anymore where this internet experience leads me to. Pleasing the masses and being "nice" to everybody never was my thing, and let's face it, is impossible. ( If you still don't get it I am talking about commenting on blog "great shot", "beautiful", "nice", etc. with a hope that some will tell you the same thing back). So I really start thinking about turning off the comments, leaving as an option the "reactions". Woud it make any difference to you? Did you ever feel "overpraised"? Let me know what you think ;)