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Plunge Boldly into the Thick of Life (DSC_4767-2)

This photo was ranked amongst the "World's Best Photo of Malaysia"

 

This photo was also ranked amongst the "World's Best Photo of Nikon"

 

Life Between Our Plans

29th December 2007 by Don Iannone

 

Remember when you were ten

and thought at twenty-one

you’d be all grown up and perfectly happy?

 

Then, when you were thirteen

your father dropped dead of a heart attack

and your family all but fell apart.

 

Remember when you were twenty-one

and thought at forty

you’d have life all figured out?

 

Then, just as you finished college at twenty-two

you became pregnant with Jessica

and your plans to become a trial lawyer ended.

 

Remember when you were forty-five

all three kids were on their own, and you thought

you could launch a writing career?

 

Then, two days after your first book was accepted

your mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and

all your energy shifted to caring for her.

 

Remember when you were sixty-five

had published eight books, and you thought

Tom and you could finally relax and smell the roses?

 

Then, when you were sixty-seven

Tom died after a prolonged battle with cancer

and Jessica entered rehab for alcoholism.

 

Remember just yesterday, on your eighty-third birthday

you marveled at how life seems to happen

in between all the plans we make?

 

Nothing could be more true.

 

Note: Don Iannone is the author of two published poetry books. Stilling the Waters was published in 2005 by Medicine Wheel Publishing, and Walks in Life’s Sacred Garden, which was released in May 2007 by BookSurge (an Amazon.com company).

 

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Gears: Nikon D50 and Tamron SP 70-210mm F/3.5 Model 19AH, Manual Focus, Sunny-16 Metering ;)

Location: Losong, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Processing: No processing and cropped 16:9 with PSCS2

 

www.adaptall-2.com/lenses/19AH.html

 

I very much like the idea of taking that leap into the shadows, that plunge into the unknown...

 

For most of my film works, I've also put up a new gallery on Leica User Group HERE

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