Digitalizing Old Photos

This has been a long overdue. Many times I thought of starting but never really started this project. A box of photos about eight years needs to be scanned, documented and stored.

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time, you must make it.
– Charles Bruxton

Here is the first scanned photo of Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine – one of the oldest city in the US. This was taken while we were traveling to St. Augustine before the era of digital camera/photos. Minolta Autofocus SLR camera was my treasured camera at the time. As soon as the world transitioned from manual to digital, we did make the shift too. Still today I have that camera and some unused films. It all makes me nostalgic.

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I will write more about this digitalizing experience as the process goes on…

Time Goes By

Time goes by and sometimes we don’t even notice. Just two more weeks for the school start. Already high school messages started to pour in. I can’t believe it’s time for back to school preparation.

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Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don’t notice whether it’s passing quickly or slowly.

Ivan Turgenev(Russian Novelist)

 

Breathe # Feel Good Friday

BREATH is Life. He who controls breath controls LIFE.
When the breath is controlled, the mind is controlled.
When PRANA is met and conquered, one gains ascendancy over death.

Prana, the vital breath, is born of Self. Like a person and his shadow, the Self and the Prana are inseparable. Prana enters the body at birth but does not die with the body.

Pranagnihotra Upanishad

Life is Cheesy 

I have come to believe that hard work and a good attitude can get you further than you could ever dream, and unfortunately, this is a really basic lesson that doesn’t come up in most career advice. It’s kind of cheesy, but sometimes life is cheesy for a reason. 

– from the book ‘Who Thought This Was Good Idea?’ By Alyssa Mastromonaco

A leaf has fallen in Summertime

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Today I saw a couple of fallen leaves on my deck. Just wondered… how long this summer will go on? Though it looks perfect August summer by the lake, slowly the journey towards autumn has started.

When in still air and still in summertime
A leaf has had enough of this, it seems
To make up its mind to go; fine as a sage
Its drifting in detachment down the road.
–  Howard Nemerov, Threshold 

 

Enthusiast in Life

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It was a one beautiful morning. I visited India and this was the front view from my staying place. I didn’t realize how beautiful it was at the time. But now when I look back, those photos takes me back to that day.

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life…. if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.

-Roald Dahl