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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Getting lost running in a straight line

A few weeks ago I woke up and looked out my window:

Snow day
A blanket of snow, probably around a foot or so.

Then the week after I was here:

Iceland
Barren and eerily beautiful. Iceland.

Another week passes by and I find myself on a plane alone heading towards…:

Portugal
The wonderfully quaint. Lisbon, Portugal.


Have you ever wondered if you were living it right? Life had become a routine and upon that sudden realisation, sometime around the new year, my stomach was feeling dizzy. It's a new decade and if I didn't do the things I promised myself I would do in the last now, I may never get the chance. I felt like I was getting lost running in a straight line.

Seeing Iceland was a real slap in the face, and I have a friend to thank greatly for that, I'm awake now. Outdoors. It's a beautiful place. I find myself taking photos again, the desire to explore revived, the urge to be creative.

I'm a bit late, but here's to hoping everyone has a wonderful decade ahead of them. Instead of making resolutions a hundred times, why not just do them? Go and take those pictures, pick up that guitar, paint that painting, travel, give to charity, leave that place a little tidier than you found it and let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. Don't let anything get the best of you… apart from alcohol abstinence, that's just silly.



Next on the list: Cycling to Paris from London.

3 comments:

Joshua said...

Woot paris to London eh?

I know the feeling daniel... that's why I'm not settling down yet and going to travel the world :) and hopefully get some money out of it...

Jing said...
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Jing said...

isn't it beautiful? the photographs show the character of the photographer.

i can tell here speaks a man who loves the world, and humanity :) from your perspectives of shooting everything under the sun.

hoping to get one camera soon too :) came across your pictures in DeviantArt.

Can only describe in one word. Real.
Hope to see more pictures :)