SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 9
Welcome to March, the month of floods, mad dogs, the vernal equinox … and my birthday. Carry an ashplant to protect against rising waters. What, didn’t you read “Ulysses ” in college?
Have you done something you truly want to do today?
My Olympus OM-D M-5 arrived today. It isn’t a new camera. It’s refurbished, though it looks and feels brand new. It’s also a version behind the latest one.
I could never afford the latest greatest model. Nor is there such a huge a difference between I and II. I could afford this one. Having this is light-years better than yearning for what I can’t afford.
The OM-D is surprisingly heavy. I have the PEN E-PL5 and E-PL6. They feel like toys compared to this baby.
I can’t see anything through the viewfinder. I’ll keep trying different eyeglasses until something (hopefully) works. Me and viewfinders is an old, sad story.
What can you help the world with?
I could explain — again — why term limits are a terrible idea that has failed in the past and would wreak havoc with the future. Or I could just sit around and sigh because people don’t think. They just repeat crap they’ve heard other people say.
If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?
I’d be the Dalai Lama. Like this:
The philosopher, tired of seeking truth, yet determined to have it, decides to climb the mountain and get answers from the Big Guy himself. He climbs, and climbs to the Dalai Lama’s home high in the Himalaya mountains.
“Oh wise one,” asks the philosopher, “What is the secret of life?”
“Life,” says the Dalai Lama, “Is a bowl of cherries.”
“A BOWL OF CHERRIES?@#$%@” cries the anguished philosopher. “I climbed a mountain range for … a bowl of cherries?”
The Dalai Lama calmly regards the man. “So,” he replies, “It’s not a bowl of cherries?”
Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” — Robert Hanlon
“Nothing is certain anymore. Nothing. Chaos is king and magic is loose in the world.” – Robert Heinlein, “Waldo”
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt