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Heading for 2009

Heading for 2009
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1761 W: 155 N: 4808] (24780)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-22
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Event
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 3:24
Viewed: 1063
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few hours from 2009...time flies!
Happy New Year everyone
Let us not waste a single moment
To enjoy life while we have it

Last week my friend sent me some photos which she had taken of me with my sisters and brother...31 years ago!
It made me realize, once again, that time flies and how true these words of wisdom are:

You can listen to the words here

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth;
oh nevermind;
you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….
You’re not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future;
or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind;
the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts,
don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss
Don’t waste your time on jealousy;
sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults;
if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…
the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…
what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…
don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.. Dance…
even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;
live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse;
but you never know when either one might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen…
As usual, I used PHOTOFILTRE for this photo which is my CTD#36 and which I thank you for viewing.
Best wishes...Season's Greetings

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Hi Luredes,
A really nice postcard to close 2008 and head for 2009. The photo itself was very well captured, and the effect on the pigeon look great as well as the stylish letters. Fine PP work, nice note! Keep it up in 2009! ;)

Olá amiga,
Hoje sem comentários sobre a bela foto.
É agradecer os votos e desejar-lhe o mesmo.
Carpe diem.

A splendid drawing-picture ! Wonderful blue and good work in PS ! Best wishes !

Bonjour Lurdes

I deposited on your account No. 2009 on the bank of life, 365 days of love happiness and health.
I wish you much pleasure to spend with your friends and your family.

Happy New Year ...


Hello Lurdes,

A great shot with a lovely meaning and great notes!!

I have used the texturiser myself and really like the effect that it creates.

All the very best to you for 2009,
Bev :-)

Ciao Lurdes, lovely flying bird, wonderful greetings card,
I like a lot

  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-31 7:47]

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2009.... TFS

Hi Lurdes
an excellent post to celebrate 2009. TFS this fine card.
i also wish you a great New Year in 2009 MF!

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-12-31 8:18]

Sim, Lurdes, o tempo vôa para todos nós, mas os bons momentos ficam sempre bem guardados na memória!
Bela apresentação nessa despedida de 2008!
PAZ para 2009, paz para o mundo, vamos torcer!
Um abraço,

hi lurdes!!!
nice work.

happy new year!!!!!!!!!

I love the textures here because it does look like a greeting card! Superb work on this Lurdes! A wonderful stop action shot, full of color! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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