Who You Are and What They Say

If you are confident, they will say you are arrogant.

If you are deliberate, they will say you are too sure of yourself.

If you have a sense of purpose, they will say you are self-absorbed.

If you know who you are, they will ask, “Who are you, anyway?”

If you believe in kindness and compassion, they will say you are naïve.

If you are a dreamer, they will say “join the real world.”

If you are a rebel, they will try to shut you down.

The instructions include:

rein it in
slow it down
wait it out

pull it back
take your time
play it safe

But you will know:

They are envious because they want what you have.

They are afraid of change even as they crave it.

They are projecting their own regret into resentment of you.

It’s not all bad news: some of them will sort themselves out and end up joining you. Because you are a good person and have had plenty of false starts of your own, you’ll understand and welcome them warmly. We’ve missed you! you’ll say. It’s about time you made it.

As for the others, well, you will remember what Gandhi said:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”


Image: Edge


That’s it, I got a new camera, a Nikon D7000 with the NIKKOR 18-200 VR II kit 😉

First, I had to book it and the only store that was able to deliver it (quickly) doesn’t accept credit cards and the cost was higher than my debit card’s limit, so a cash withdrawal was necessary:
Money for my new toy

In return, I received this:
My new toy!!!

And of course, the new lens size (72 mm) required new filters,
So I chose a polarizing in addition of the classical Ultra-Violet (which I always use to protect the lens against shocks).

New camera (unpacked)

It took two hours and a half to charge the battery, which seemed forever.

I took a few inside pictures, but for most of them I noticed a slight problem: most of the objects I was trying to photograph were dusty!

Quite funny… my D50 is almost dying; did it know it was about to be replaced?

The fist picture taken with it is my stairway:
View first pictures.