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    "Yeah, you're going to graduate college, and then you're going to find a job, and you're going to marry some nice girl and buy a house. And then one day, years from now, you're going to be standing outside in your yard, and this hand is going to come out of the ground, reach up, and grab you by the balls, and it's never going to let go."

    -my father explaining life to one of my friends over the phone, many years ago.

    pfong, DeLares (Eliud Martinez), and 39 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Nex Ninek 112 months ago | reply

      LOL! Great story... And gorgeous photo.

    2. Jacob Haas 112 months ago | reply

      Mm. Wisdom and a good photo to go along with it. What more could you want?

    3. SF buckaroo 112 months ago | reply

      instant fave. tell dad for me!

    4. Hugo Provoste 112 months ago | reply

      An incredible composition! the cold colors look awesome!

    5. AnomalousNYC 112 months ago | reply

      this one rises above the crowd of phtoos on flickr. really engrossing...

    6. Shine20 112 months ago | reply

      Wonderful tone!

    7. eqqman 112 months ago | reply

      I am amazed how much everyone likes this. I'm so glad I put that story with it, cause that means more people get to hear the wisdom that comes out of my father's mouth. That, and it's just too funny a story not to share.

    8. Janet Leadbeater 112 months ago | reply

      lovely :)
      funny story

    9. Velvet G 112 months ago | reply

      Excellent photo and the story made me laugh and cringe at the same time.

    10. articrino 108 months ago | reply

      great comp and dof

    11. Deano8 107 months ago | reply

      Looks like barbed wire

    12. fotrristi 101 months ago | reply

      Both great shot and wisdom!! Beautiful dof


    13. Muslima2006 101 months ago | reply

      I like this. Great detail.
      ** From the P1F1P1F1 group**

    14. jacki-dee 100 months ago | reply

      Great! And the story too.
      I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave

    15. SirFlex 100 months ago | reply

      amazing!!!!!!!!!!! :O.

      No words!!


    16. Cheryl Pedemonti 100 months ago | reply

      Another simple but amazing photo...your dad's philosophy sounds pretty much on target to me from my own experience in this life (except I don't have balls...something grabbed me by the hair and keeps pulling at me).

    17. eqqman 100 months ago | reply

      It makes me wonder what the feminine equivalent of "balls" is. In most cases, "balls" can be a synonym of "guts", as in "reckless courage", but I don't think it sounds right to say "life grabs you by the guts" in this particular instance.

      "Life grabs you by the ovaries", anyone?

    18. Nex Ninek 100 months ago | reply

      ... I'd go with "mammaries" (or slang equivalent) ;)

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