If you love something

If you love something, set it free.

If it comes back, it will always be yours.

If it doesn't come back, it was never yours to begin with.




But, if it just sits in your living room,

messes up your stuff, eats your food,

uses your telephone, takes your money

and doesn't appear to realize that you had set it free...


...You either married it or gave birth to it.



  • abccddeeffgg 8y

    Hi Gayle
    I see you have not lost your touch with the art attaching words to images...or vice versa.

    Paul (Oeilmagique) (°U°)

    Long time no see...still trying to figure the ins and out of this site! Must be getting old.
  • Chuck Uebele 8y

    Very funny!!! Good shot too.
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    Hi, Paul! I kept trying to figure out why "Magic-Eye" seemed so familiar - speaking of getting old... it didn't occur to me to translate it into French. lol

    It's great to see you here. Let me know if you have any questions that I can help with. What's happened to ML? She posted a few shots here and then disappeared again! She really is like a cat - sneaking around, popping up and disappearing... :)

    I'll send you an invitation to the TL group here and will make you one of my contacts too. I really liked the photo that you posted - it shows your usual sensitivity.

    Gayle :)
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    Hey, Chuck - glad you got a smile out of the deal. Thanks. :)
  • AmbiguousProdigy 8y

    Neat! This looks great...clever, clever.
  • katya534 PRO 8y

    Your note made me laugh ... pretty shot!
  • Pierre Richer 8y

    I'm glad I read the note in its entirety!!! Are you getting bitter? The only thing I can say is that if you stay long enough in the water, your fingers will get wrinkled!!!
  • Diana DG 8y

    Very nicely done. Love the note too.
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    Gospodin, Katya, and Diana: You were paying attention! :D Thanks!

    No, Pierre, I've always been bitter! ;) Yep, they got wrinkled all right! But it was good, because then they matched the rest of me!
  • Kostas 8y

    OR...maybe it's you that hasn't realised who set free whom ;)

    anyway, i can't find any relevance between the photo and the note...what i only see here is a little homeless leaf swimming in a pool totally unaware of the publicity it would get thanks to your witty inspiration :p

    kostas :)
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    No, Kostas, the leaf set me free, and I will never see it again, but it was my choice. I left after the leaf kept floating away from me, so I guess we never belonged to each other at all. We were like two ships passing in the night, but probably more like a woman and a leaf in a pool during the day. You don't see all of that in the photograph? Sigh. If I have to explain it....
    Gayle ;)
  • Kostas 8y

    let me clariy that when i wrote "maybe it's you that hasn't realised who set free whom" i was referring to the situation in your livingroom and around the house ;)

    thank you for the cute explanation Gayle - i'm happy you agree with me :)
  • Simone Schreiber 8y

    This looks great, love the colours and the perspective!

    Seen in the group pool **Comment on the Season at hand**
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    Thanks, Simone, for the visit and for the nice comment!
  • Kate 8y

    Lol, what a great quote, Gayle! Love the single leaf photo too..nice bright colors. Seen in the group pool Comment on the Season at hand
  • Gina McCaleb 8y

    I'm so glad I came to visit the words and comments on this shot! The picture is great, but I can soooooooooooooo relate to the words! Thanks for commenting on my "Jasper natives" shot - nice to see another arkie on here :-)
  • Gayle Nicholson 8y

    I'm glad you did too, Gina, and I'm sorry you can relate to the words so well! ;P It's nice to meet you. Those Jasper natives were pretty scary. ;)
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