"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.

  • Nex Ninek 10y

    LOL! Great story... And gorgeous photo.
  • Jacob Haas 10y

    Mm. Wisdom and a good photo to go along with it. What more could you want?
  • SF buckaroo 10y

    instant fave. tell dad for me!
  • Hugo Provoste 10y

    An incredible composition! the cold colors look awesome!
  • AnomalousNYC PRO 10y

    this one rises above the crowd of phtoos on flickr. really engrossing...
  • Shawn Hine PRO 10y

    Wonderful tone!
  • Eric Hart 10y

    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.
  • Janet Leadbeater PRO 10y

    lovely :)
    funny story
  • Adrian 10y

    Excellent photo and the story made me laugh and cringe at the same time.
  • articrino 9y

    great comp and dof
  • Dean Harding 9y

    Looks like barbed wire
  • Pygge Lord 9y

    Both great shot and wisdom!! Beautiful dof

  • Muslima2006 9y

    I like this. Great detail.
    ** From the P1F1P1F1 group**
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  • jacki-dee PRO 9y

    Great! And the story too.
    I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave
  • Emanuel 9y

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

    No words!!

  • Cheryl Pedemonti 9y

    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).
  • Eric Hart 9y

    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?
  • Nex Ninek 9y

    ... I'd go with "mammaries" (or slang equivalent) ;)
  • Eric Hart 9y

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