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The sun sets on another day...

I am going over editor updates and making changes as well as writing on Burial Ground. It has been a good few days, but it impacts life being stretched thin.

I hope everyone has had a great time!

So as the sun sets on another day, well, enjoy it, each day is a fantastic possibility mostly because it is your day. Make sure it is yours.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep  living...

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The sun sets on another day...

I'm sitting here tonight watching sun shine brightly through thick clouds. It looks like something out of an inspirational postcard. As I watch I am again astounded by all of the things that we can see with our amazing eyes.

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was very young. My grandmother bought mean a toy camera that actually could take film when she saw how fascinated I was with her camera. I found a way to get film for it and take pictures with it a short time later. At the time I was only 9 years old and started enjoying photography then

As I grew older I was fascinated with everything that the camera saw. The cameras that I used were sometimes less than perfect as I had little or no money. The pictures I took, when I can afford to have them developed, are something that I cherish even today. I currently have two huge boxes of older pictures and thousands of pictures of my children in trays. Over time I have also accumulated a huge amount of slide trays filled with slides that could be projected using a slide projector.

As digital photography appeared I was there and all in. The cameras were not all that good in the beginning. You could actually say the cameras were pretty horrible compared to the 35 millimeter camera I normally used. Still the ability to take multiple pictures without having to pay for processing was a definite appeal. As cameras continued to get better I continued to upgrade, no longer as constrained by cost,  driven by what my eyes could see.

All things changed over time as I discovered when I opened my studio. I enjoyed a significant number of people and many exciting assignments. Taking pictures is a passion that I will not give up and I enjoy it every day some way or another. 

It was a long way to get to this spot, but what is your passion? What is it that makes you excited when you do it? Is it painting or taking pictures or something completely different? There are so many passions we can have, there are so many passions worth experiencing. 

So as the sun sets on another day I hope you find a way to enjoy your passion today. I hope you find few moments, hopefully a whole day, full of happiness. I hope every day is a journey through your passion no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and have lots of fun everyday...

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The sun sets on another day...

 Today is beautiful crisp and exciting: nothing less than one of the best days that you could possibly have. There are so many things that you can do while watching the sun slowly set in the west. It is a time for reflection of the day but not a time to stop living. It is a time to understand what plays in front of us but not a time to worry about what is in front of us. It is instead a time to live right now.

 I often wonder how it is that so many people get lost did the idea of tomorrow. I can understand and yesterday's are part of our life because it is easy to get lost thinking about them. The lost yesterdays can be something that many people see as of regret or something that other people see as a positive entry in their life.  It is the tomorrow's that are often confusing. I think Tony Randall said it best in the movie "The Seven faces of Dr. Lao" when he played Apollonius and said the "future is always nonsense until it becomes the past". Why is it then that we wait? Why is it that many set aside their todays looking forward to something that very well could be nonsense.

 I'm not saying to not plan for the future but I am saying that worrying about the future isn't exactly a good use of time. I am saying then looking at the future as anything less than nonsense is possibly one of the worst things you can do with your time. 

Here we sit and potentially today or tomorrow or the next day somebody may win the lottery and have a ton of money to blow. Won't that be awesome? They'll be able to pay off your bills and have plenty left for themselves. There is also the distinct possibility that person may be no more tomorrow. (Ick, depressing) Perhaps waking up just won't happen. Who knows what is going to happen? The answer is simple nobody.

 Why don't we spend some time living our life? When we find that mountain to climb let's not say "We'll climb it tomorrow". When we find that moment that really means something let's experience that moment and not set it aside. Let's find a way to live life and not put it off. 

So as the sun sets on another day, today may well be the best day of your life. Right now it is the only thing you're experiencing. Today may well be the worst day of your life. Right now it is the only day you are experiencing. Let's make today just the day that we did the best possible that we could made our day a fantastic day, no matter what. (and lose the worst days)

 Sleep sweet, don't let the bedbugs bite, and have amazing dreams...

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The sun sets on another day...

The clouds are thick and fluffy and carry with them the promise of rain. As I look out over the horizon I see the giant fluffy battleships rolling across twilight sky ready to pummel the world with refreshing rain.

It's sometimes interesting how words can express something as easy as a cloud yet cannot describe what you really see. Years ago I wrote a poem about wandering as lonely as a cloud when I had watched that cloud all alone in the bright blue sky. There is a fascination without clouds it look like common objects or people or things. Many people say they see angels in the clouds While others see elephants, unicorns, fae, and other fun animals.

Each time I hear people talking about the clouds I am hopeful for it shows that imagination is still alive and it shows that people still see all of the possibilities I am hopeful imagination will always be there and then a thunderstorm can become a battle between Titans, a quiet day a candy shop dream, and sunset can become a rainbow bridge to another world. Imagination is what makes us who we are at our best. Imagination opens doors to who we can be even better.

So as the sun sets on another day, the world is a fantastic place where dense clouds become battleships attacked by elephants surrounded by angels. Another cloud is up there, let's watch and in the process let's make today a day for our imagination to run wild, no matter what.  

Sleep sweet, love life, and live in your imagination...