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With Dad at the Lake

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 31 August 2013 in People & Portrait.

Nothing does more for the heart
Than a little girl with her dad;
In a park, on a walk, or playing at the beach.

She holds his hand and talks to him
With that look in her eyes that says,
"Dad, YOU are the king! I know I am safe
and I am so very happy!"

He smiles back at her, and talks with her
about anything and everything: The ducks, the water, the sand;

But his mind is racing with thoughts of
this young princess
and how she will grow,
and how she will be....and what she will see;

His heart is bursting with joy;
But he keeps it contained...just a bit;
Because he wants her to enjoy this moment,
this day, this place, in a way that she will remember it so much, much more:
By having it be but a single chapter in an entire book of Wonderful, Beautiful, Happy memories..
.....just like this one.

And with this little girl it will be just that way;
And with this Loving Dad it will be just that way.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 100 60 mm

** 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/125 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
60 mm

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