Always liked this quote …
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Hope you like it.
Continue reading “Litany Against Fear – Frank Herbert”
Quote of the day …
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
Hope you like it.
Continue reading ““You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – Les Brown”
I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.
It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.
Continue reading “Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links”
I made this track a while back on Ableton. It was my one of my first attempts at making music, since the 90s. Probably not most people’s cup of tea, but my Canadian friend kinda inspired me to share it. … Continue reading Music – “Heart Nose Best” – Don Charisma
I love the colours that came out in this one 🙂 Fishing anyone ? Mar 11, 2014 at 18:00 Continue reading Beach Fisherman’s Sunset
Taken towards the end of the day, late afternoon, from a balcony position. Panorama was stitched together with PTGui software, which is one of the good … Continue reading Balcony Panorama Thailand
I saw these and thought they were worth sharing. They were taken with my iPad, from the balcony of my home. Apart from adding my logo, … Continue reading Sunsets and Storm Clouds Breaking Through, Thailand
One very wonderful thing about Thailand …
Is that you don’t have to look far to find beauty. Continue reading Transpicuous Balcony Sunset #0010
It’s lovely when you spot something new … this sailboat is a new addition to the beach sunset near where I stay, happy days ! Continue reading Breathtaking Sailboat Ocean Sunset #0182
The shot says it all … a privilege to witness and capture, the overhanging tree frames it all off nicely … Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is … Continue reading Paradise Lensflare Beach Sunset #9412
Occasionally I’m party to majestic paintings on god’s canvass … August sunsets in Thailand are Splendiferous! Continue reading Splendiferous Beach Sunset #9733
Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …
Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
One of the stations at London’s docklands, Heron Quays … looks like the underbelly of some kind of futuristic dragon ! Continue reading Underbelly Of Heron Quays Station #0812
I’m not sure what’s most pretty … the ducks or the reflections on the canal water. Continue reading Mallard Ducks On The Canal #1107
A wider than average on camera panorama of … a stunning Thai sunset. Continue reading Wide Ocean Sunset #4707
As i sit on the warm sand of the beach at dusk, salty sea scented air wafts over my face, carried off the waves by a gentle breeze, squinting out over the ocean at the horizon, i cannot help but feel a mild depression wash over me like the frothing waves lapping at the shoreline beneath me. Continue reading The Sun Will Always Rise – Matt
Sunsets are usually taken in landscape format … rule breaker that I am, sometimes I like to capture in portrait instead. Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset #9493
Irene has been a long term friend here on WordPress, ever since we bumped into each other via the Harsh Reality blog. Irene blogs about life, family and her beautiful Jewellery designs.
I really enjoyed this piece of writing, Irene, because you said lots of nice things about me, which I’m always happy to hear … Pizza and beer or wine, yeah definitely up for that, it’s “a date”, let me know when you’re flight arrives ! Continue reading Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene
All of the stars lined up for this sunset on the beach … probably one of my most favourite sunset photos, so far ! Continue reading Beautiful Ocean Sunset #9545
Cutty Sark tea clipper ship on a winter’s night … with a warm pub, the Gypsy Moth close by ! Continue reading Cutty Sark Gypsy Moth #0535
How many dimensions can you see on this photo ? … The spectacles are my favourite !
Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Gold Writing Water Feature #7393
Just one of those moments … Perfect 🙂 Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments … Continue reading Beach Fisherman Sunset
It’s Janice’s birthday today … 21 today I think she said … I’m a bit behind at the moment, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to publish her guest post 🙂 This is the final round of guest posts … Continue reading Bikes Of Yore – Janice Wald
I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Don’t think about it for too long, it’ll hurt your brain ! Spotted this on Reddit, and though it was a pretty cool idea … someone hopefully here can explain what it actually means ! Petition To Ban Banning Petitions … Continue reading Petition To Ban Banning Petitions
Originally posted on First Night Design:
Beached Dinghy @ Sarah Vernon “Tell you what we’ll do,” she said. “We’ll drive to town and get some pickles, and some bread, and we’ll eat the pickles in the car, and then we’ll… Continue reading REBLOG – First Night Design | “Tell you what we’ll do,” she said. “We’ll drive to town and…”
Originally posted on Patdowart:
“Native” Hey guys, I’ve been on a journey of self discovery (as always) because you should never stop wanting to learn new things and I’ve gained a lot of knowledge so far. In my art I like… Continue reading REBLOG – On a Journey Away from Mental Slavery?
Originally posted on ART PEACE:
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ~Stephen King Oil Pastels A4 sheet Trying to get out of that slump all over again, so until I buy my easel I plan to play… Continue reading REBLOG – Colors of life
Reblogging this as part of my “ART Reblog Day” Kimberly has shared a painting … In your own words – “I made this really great painting recently. It’s about the beauty in life, and relaxation. I was inspired by the … Continue reading REBLOG – Washed Ashore