from a "click and hope" photographer


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You are able to say to yourself,

'I lived through this horror.

I can take the next thing that comes along.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt-


talj said...

Sometimes, when these things are happening to us, a quote like this seems so far from the truth, but then somehow when we have lived through and come out the other side we can see how right it is!

Not liking your spider today though!!!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

Audrey said...

No words Ruth just a big hug and silent respect and a loving smile regarding this quote today x x Auds

Annie said...

I agree with Eleanor Roosevelt - but I don't feel any horror about the spider. I rather like the little thing.

Petunia's Gardener said...

Yes, what ever we see the other side of makes us a little stonger.

RUTH said...

I so wanted to use this quote but couldn't find anything in the house to use for a photo. Then I remembered my spider photo from last that is my finger in the photo I guess you can see that I have no fear of spiders; I know so many people are though so thought it appropriate subject matter. Boris (yes he has a name) is to my knowledge alive and well and living in our boiler cupboard....I believe he has already built his own web site.

Icarus said...

Ruth, I'd love for Paul/Nikon to see this quote, which takes an idea of Nietsche, simplfies it and advances it.
And a very witty, funny comment from you above! LOLOL! I have already visited Boris the Spider's (John Entwistle & The Who!) website and have the photo to prove it! A great day to you both, my Dearest! SXXXXXXXXX

Sheila said...

Sometimes the only way to cope with events and things which seem daunting, is to talk ourselves through them.By giving myself a silent talking to, I have often been able to do things which at first seemed un-do-able (is that a word ?)And sometimes we are better not to give them too much thought, just get on with the job.
Eleanor was a wise woman.

Memories Catcher said...

I agree with Eleanor Roosevelt.I like the spider.

Libbys Blog said...

No sorry, no courage here when it come to mice!!!!!

annulla said...

I'm a huge fan of Eleanor Roosevelt, and have this quotation from her hanging over my desk:

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and the best you have to give.

Not such a big fan of spiders, though.

Blather From Brooklyn

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche