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The Acrobat. | by r i c k . m
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The Acrobat.

There are many distractions in this world.

 

Many.

 

I am someone who is very easily distracted, an impatient soul. You can be talking to me about something important, life or death even, and my mind will wander elsewhere.

 

Since I started taking pictures, I have discovered that there is one thing that I cannot be distracted from.

 

Cannot.

 

When I see a gull over the ocean, over a troubled sea, I am mesmerised. I will stare in jealousy and wonder until they disappear from sight and when they're gone, I'll stare at the space they occupied in the heavens, wishing I could do the same thing, if only for a few seconds.

 

I watched this one for a good 2 minutes, being flung across the skies by a brutal wind but never losing its composure or control.

 

There's a lesson in there somewhere, I can't quite put it into words

 

Distraction free for a whole 120 seconds.

 

It felt good.

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Taken on October 23, 2009