wide-eyed into another year

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    I haven't forgotten the poem from last year:

    The second half of my life will be wide-eyed,
    fingers shifting through fine sands,
    arms loose at my sides, wandering feet.
    There will be new dreams every night,
    and the drapes will never be closed.
    I will toss my string of keys into a deep
    well and old letters into the grate.

    The second half of my life will be ice
    breaking up on the river, rain
    soaking the fields, a hand
    held out, a fire,
    and smoke going
    upward, always up.

    Because it's such a good poem to contemplate on such a day, the day that I turn yet another year older. Nothing better, really, comes to mind. I hope that I'll always be able to manage a smile, always be able to hold a camera in my hands, always be able to learn and inspire and wonder and dream.

    Happy Valentine's Day, again.

    rogvon, Denis Collette...!!!, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Komkrit. 27 months ago | reply

      We grow better and better in time... Happy Birthday :)

      Komkrit.

    2. just.like.that. 27 months ago | reply

      I say happy day-after-birthday! The image is brill, indeed a very cute girl. :)

    3. hirom1009 27 months ago | reply

      beautiful portrait! Happy birthday, Danielle.

    4. Turbulent thoughts 27 months ago | reply

      Belated birthday wishes Danielle...

    5. gin girl jen 27 months ago | reply

      Happy belated birthday! Lovely necklace too.

    6. DowntownRickyBrown 26 months ago | reply

      Happy Vday and a lovely selfie.

    7. Standard Deluxe 26 months ago | reply

      A belated birthday wish to you Danielle. And on Valentine's Day too...making it even twice as special. And this, a splendid selfie that exudes beauty, charm and confidence.

    8. sgrazied 26 months ago | reply

      nice to see you, u're so pretty!

    9. bunchadogs & susan [off and on] 26 months ago | reply

      how old are you now.
      wishing you a happy belated birthday.
      --
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    10. Magdalena67 26 months ago | reply

      A pretty woman with a Hass, that's beautiful :) I only found your portfolio today and I really admire it. I love your words about your camera, I have an identical one and for me too, it feels like he's my best friend :)

    11. MamaOwlPhoto 26 months ago | reply

      You are a beauty!!!!!

    12. {no rest for the wicked} 26 months ago | reply

      Lovely light and color, Danielle. Delightful expression. :)

    13. ~ yucatan ~ (time-out) 26 months ago | reply

      It is never too late to wish you a year filled with happiness, Danielle!

    14. B&W Bystander 25 months ago | reply

      Beautiful mood

    15. Steve_Riddle 25 months ago | reply

      Great self portrait!

    16. -Edward- 25 months ago | reply

      You're single? You are gorgeous...

    17. manyfires 25 months ago | reply

      Aww. That's very sweet of you both. Thanks.

    18. jaarockin 24 months ago | reply

      That's one cool hassy cam.

      ;)

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