I’m Not Perfect – Who Is ?

This post is partially dedicated to Niko. It’s a blogging phenomenon, perhaps, that I meet some really awesome people, truly inspiring. Niko is if one of those guys. Not picking favourites, I have many favourites, many awesome people around me, but just his turn today.

He’s one of those people that has achieved a coveted place on my friends page. Why ? Let’s just call it persistent being a cool guy, or he just doesn’t give up on being part of what I’m doing. He’s got the kind of charisma that I rarely see in guys, the type of person one feels at very at ease with … say hello, or ciao regatzo on his blog for me, he’d like that 🙂 – http://nikoinblogosphere.wordpress.com/


So the photos are for you Niko, I didn’t realise when I was taking them, but I do now I see them on my screen 🙂 I know you like lions, and the Roman soldier hopefully is a bonus. And there’s a sneaky sunset (or two) in the mix …


This is my personal (and professional) blog. Sometimes I share a little of myself. I don’t believe in airing my dirty laundry in public, it’s not my style, it’s not really very professional either. Usually you’ll just see a moan or a rant about this or that, at worst I don’t blog for a while, smart people know what’s going on, they always let me know that they know.

Today was one of those where everything turns upside down, then back again. One of those days where I’m humbled by just how little I really am. I learn a big lesson in a short space of time. We all get these days from time to time, so don’t pretend you’re above it, you’re not, your life can change with a phone call or a few words in an instant.

It’s the quality of our relationships that measures the quality of our lives, and surely I am very blessed by the lovely people around me. They are modern day angels. The more I know them, the safer and happier I am.

I’m not perfect, not by a long chalk, just as plain and ordinary as anyone else. A lot of the people I meet here are just truly awesome, far beyond any expectation I had before I started blogging. It moves me a lot when I’ve read comments from people who are suffering, in hospital, in severe pain or have tremendous difficulties say that they’ve enjoyed something I’ve photographed or written, that it’s been the highlight of their day. All the critical words I’ve heard about myself, just don’t seem quite so important, nor do the morons who don’t really know me that have written them.

I may now take a break for a couple of days, Danny has offered to “hold the fort” (you’re in capable hands). But I’ve said it before, and then it’s usually a sunset or two later and I’m right back on it.

Sorry if you’ve posted comments and I’m slow at responding – I do my best, try to reply to everyone as quickly as I can 🙂


I’m not perfect …. those that mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind …

Warmest regards

Don Charisma

54 thoughts on “I’m Not Perfect – Who Is ?

  1. Get some rest son. Those sunsets will keep and there will be another super one tomorrow and the next day, but there’s only one of you. So take care of you so you can keep sending us sunsets and lions.

  2. Bah! I don’t like perfect. We need to give it a bad rap. It usually means someone has misunderstood someone else and most importantly, themselves.
    With perfection then it becomes an automatic set up for failure. Everyone (including yourself) can’t live up to this unrealistic ideal. I worry for people that expect this from others too, it shows me they do not accept themselves; or are unwilling to. And seeing as there’s about 7 billion of us, this would mean: every single one of us is also not immune to the predicament of our fleshy confinement 😉 Not one human being…People are people. Keep blogging. Please 🙂

    1. Hun, I intend to, just sometimes things go “Pete Tong” as we say in uk, rhymes with “wrong” … and for sure about perfection, happily I think the majority of people understand this … those that don’t will say “he can’t be with her, he’s ugly” (or any number of other dumb cliches) … they haven’t really understood that she sees the beauty inside, and that a human is worth much more than their superficial appearance … beauty and the beast 101 I think … and perhaps moron 101 too !

      1. LOL! Yep. Exactly. Haha! You need to do an entire post in Rhyming Cockney/London stuff*. Haven’t heard that in ages 😀 It’d be awesome 🙂

      2. LOL, you’ll had to get swotting then, the two ronnies had some funny sketches and there’s a good scene in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 🙂

  3. Thank you so much Don. I’m gladly speechless for this presentation post and thank you for wonderful photos you dedicated to me. Thank you for chance you offer me to make new friends sharing yours. :-). As soon as I have time I’ll answer to them all. Have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. You’re welcome dude, I see you as a rising superstar in blogging, and being Italian you have a big opportunity as I don’t see that many Italian blogs … that aside, you’ve always a positive word, and friendly guy, blog friend magic as far as I’m concerned 🙂

    1. For sure, if there’s nothing to learn, then we’d get bored fast, and there would probably be no need for any kind of relationships … so being imperfect is exactly how it should be … see you soon 🙂

  4. Have a good rest. I’m glad you found me or maybe I found you. Now I can’t remember. I think the Blood Moon is fooling around with my electromagnetic system. I needed to take a nap today and I had a short temper for the last couple days.

    1. It matter not to me, who found who, we found each other that’s all that counts … the moon has a big influence, is why I have my moon calendar, haven’t got any scientific results yet, I’ll get back to you on that … all I do know is that’s definitely in influence on feminine cycle, and I suspect also an influence on masculine cycle also …

      Happy to be friends, I get a lot from that here on WordPress 🙂

  5. Don you are one of the reasons I keep blogging. I know I’ll be entertained by a great picture or made to laugh. I always look forward to what you have to share.

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