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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.

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    1. Nex Ninek 100 months ago | reply

      LOL! Great story... And gorgeous photo.

    2. Jacob Haas 100 months ago | reply

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

    3. SF buckaroo 100 months ago | reply

      instant fave. tell dad for me!

    4. Hugo Provoste 100 months ago | reply

      An incredible composition! the cold colors look awesome!

    5. AnomalousNYC 100 months ago | reply

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

    6. Shine20 100 months ago | reply

      Wonderful tone!

    7. eqqman 100 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 100 months ago | reply

      lovely :)
      funny story

    9. Velvet G 100 months ago | reply

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

    10. articrino 96 months ago | reply

      great comp and dof

    11. Deano8 96 months ago | reply

      Looks like barbed wire

    12. fotrristi 90 months ago | reply

      Both great shot and wisdom!! Beautiful dof

      P1F1

    13. Muslima2006 90 months ago | reply

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

    14. jacki-dee 89 months ago | reply

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

    15. SirFlex 89 months ago | reply

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

      No words!!

      saludos

    16. Cheryl Pedemonti 88 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 88 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 88 months ago | reply

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

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