who am i?

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  • Anke** 6y

    =D Nice!
  • paurian 6y

    who am i?

    I notice myself being drawn to that question - particularly in lyrics and music. The question raises serious naval-staring moments. I'm really nobody; nothing important; dust or vapor in the wind; a shadow before sunrise.

    What makes me so important to others? I'm not special or particularly good looking. If there was anti-charisma, you'd certainly attribute that to my character. I'm not being humble here, just honest. So why would anyone find me special?

    I think Antoine de Saint-Exupery stated it well in "The Little Prince"

    "Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.... It's the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.... People have forgotten this truth," the fox said, "But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your rose...."

    I suppose I'm a little wild, like the fox or the rose and people who have personally spent time chipping away at that to tame me has also acquired a special sense of responsibility and uniqueness for me.

    There's a proverb that states "Where your treasure is, your heart is also." The more we work at something, the more of our personal selves are put into it and the more it's treasured. It's what we choose to treasure that alters the world around us and changes other people - and not necessarily because they've changed, but more because of a change in our perception.
  • Katie Morgason 6y

    i love this shot and the texture is awesome
  • paurian 6y

    Thanks!
    Thanks! Help yourself to the textures.
  • Parée 6y

    What a great eye-catching shot that features no eyes!! lol!!

    I found reading your words very interesting. I think we all at times think, who am I?
    I also feel you would be very special to those you know you personally & also very charismatic......I feel charisma through the screen from your photos.
    Wild..............well, I always tend to like the wild boys......lol!! :))
  • paurian 6y

    Thanks for the comments. I think the key point in what you said is "for those who know you personally." Also thanks for the compliments, though I'm seriously not fishing for them.
  • Carly Wong 6y

    nicely done, i like the simplicity but the potential deepness (not a word...)

    I often ponder this too :-s
  • paurian 6y

    Hope you're feeling better... now go find something wild to tame!
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