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 …