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Sand Raking is Really Hard Work - Self Portrait

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 June 2012 in People & Portrait.

Ya know, Zen Sand gardens are really beautiful to see. However, after raking 50 square metres of beach sand (here, at Sandy Hook National Seashore) and then enduring the Park Rangers as they descended upon me asking what the hell was I doing, I needed a break! I told them I was just trying to get some colour in my legs, but I was then reminded that I am a "skin cancer-prone" kinda guy (recent facial surgery to wit), so I simply sat down to rest.

PS - Now, this is a Silly Tuesday post, so everything I said is a lie.... except for the Skin Cancer part and except for the fact that this really IS Sandy Hook National Seashore (a beautiful spot). I don't do many of the Silly Tuesday numbers, so I thought I woud give this a shot...Lord knows, I am goofy enough as it is...I normally don't really need a Tuesday for an excuse to be goofy! Cheers!

OH BY THE WAY: Lest anyone be thinking that I am out cavorting while Barbara is in San Francisco, this picture was actually snapped a few months ago when we traveled "down the shore" ( as they say in New Jersey) for a glimpse at Sandy Hook .

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** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

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