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182/365 - Very Personal Lesson - But I'll Share

2011.07.01
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My beautiful and brave tightrope walker!
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Lesson Learned #1: Only now I have come to better understand that a child's make believe adventures have for them a "real" dose of fear - therefore I must display the "right" amount of concern and congratulations so that I don't hamper their willingness and ability to face life's "real" adventures.

Lesson Learned #2: Only now I have come to better understand that people are "children" forever and that I must display the "right" amount of concern and congratulations so that I don't hamper their willingness and ability to face life's "real" adventures.



Note- Picture of performer taken with my android phone while I was clinging to a swinging trapeze artist!
21 Comments
helys Interesting angle
Great expression on the face
Thanks for the lesson dan
helys · 2011-07-01: 05:49
akata very interesting shot & lessons Dan. A very contentious issue. she is a statement full of confidence!
akata · 2011-07-01: 07:07
iPhoneElorac lovely picture. Makes me almost remember that world.
iPhoneElorac · 2011-07-01: 07:12
renatomartins As always a great lesson and also a great photo. I like the angle and her look,,,
renatomartins · 2011-07-01: 07:13
Annbramwell What a brave little soul she is, I am surprised that a supposedly responsible grandfather like you would let her risk life and limb just for a photo opportunity! even if you were dangling upsidedown to get it!
Annbramwell · 2011-07-01: 07:21
honzicek There is much more dept in B/W photos.
They trigger my imagination so easily and I’m looking at them again and again to see if I can find some more detail somewhere in the background that would tell me more….
Great photo Dan!
honzicek · 2011-07-01: 07:49
Eiram great photo...and great lesson!
Eiram · 2011-07-01: 08:02
mrmeliska Great photo..Love the angle of this shot.
mrmeliska · 2011-07-01: 08:35
HoosierAtHeART Great shot and great lesson, it reminds me of a quote by Picasso "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist" If we could only hang on to many of our childlike qualities.
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-07-01: 08:46
photodeclair lovely photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
photodeclair · 2011-07-01: 10:32
MARETKA88 what a cutie and what extreme dangerous talent...great lesson....
MARETKA88 · 2011-07-01: 12:16
joycephotography Great shot & lesson.
joycephotography · 2011-07-01: 15:21
mybigbackyardnmo Love the lesson and the photo. Thank you for sharing!
mybigbackyardnmo · 2011-07-01: 16:24
lyricalthoughts brilliant again Dan. Few people would understand that.. and it's not too late! Great photo of your cute grandchild!
lyricalthoughts · 2011-07-02: 03:37
mallusatish Excellent Photo,love your lesson~!~
mallusatish · 2011-07-02: 07:04
lukesmom Love the photo and thanks for the lesson. Some days I need to be reminded of the childish qualities within. We can get so bogged down with adult stuff. Thanks!!!!
lukesmom · 2011-07-02: 10:03
Jarvo Wow, that's an impressive way to do your shooting!
Jarvo · 2011-07-02: 20:40
karmankwarner That is an awesome photograph and a Perfect lesson. It is difficult to find that ""right" amount of concern and congratulations" as it is different for each.
Beautiful Lesson!!
She is so beautiful, love the expression!
karmankwarner · 2011-07-04: 10:13
????? so true
????? · 2011-07-06: 22:52
365edgar A while back I had a similar revelation while making a delivery at a nursing home. I was walking down the corridor when an elderly woman reached out and grabbed my shirt. She looked up from her wheelchair and started speaking to me in these amazing, cryptic rhymes. I didn't know what else to do, so I sat down on the floor beside her and did my best to carry on a rhyming conversation with her. Eventually, she looked at me and said bye-bye golden boy, then rolled off down the hall. In the years before she died we communicated in this way many times. Often I was the only person with whom she wasn't physically violent. To this day I think it was because I accepted her reality for what it was, and, instead of trying to convince her that what was real was something different than what she knew, I let her live in the world that was real to her. She was a fine lady indeed.
365edgar · 2011-07-07: 02:41
lookagain I've missed seeing Bella lately....omg, what a cutie she is!! So glad she made an appearance. Yes, very true lesson....a fine line....
lookagain · 2011-07-10: 21:36
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