Friday, May 13, 2011

Fantabulous Friday

The kindness of people astounds me. I am constantly thankful and grateful for the love and support I have been given. It is your kindness, dear reader, that renews my hope in this world and challenges me to become a better photographer as well as a better person. Thank you so much for your support, for your continuing kindness, and for your faith in me and in my work.  Every time someone says something evil, rude, and cruel I know that I can look to you for a renewal of faith.

Recently I have been forced to notice the mindless cruelty that lies within so many people in society today. Male, female, it doesn't seem to matter. The values of decency and of selflessness sometimes seem to have disappeared from the hearts of so many, it leaves me feeling groundless and a little lost. I can't even fathom the mindset that the harsh words and thoughtless actions belong too, and every time I encounter it, it leaves me feeling breathless, as if someone sucker-punched me and left me lying on the ground gasping for air.

However, it is that cruelty that reminds me how grateful I am for the kindness I find in most people. It strengthens my resolve to improve my own faults, and reminds me how my follies affect those around me. I am not perfect, I am flawed, bent, a little wild, but I am trying. I don't think it is bad to want to be kind to those around you. I don't think it is wrong to search for good, to desire to incorporate kindness and love into your life. I adore you, my lovely readers, and I need your support now more than ever. Please remember that I appreciate every single one of you, and I truly mean it when I say that I hope you all have had fabulous Fridays.



  1. Dear AK,

    I wish it was not cold and rainy. If there was a little thunder and lighting in the atmosphere, it would almost seem surreal. It astounds me at how much evil I have seen in people lately. Seeing such would make some people nearly lose hope and loosen their grip.

    It is though, with great honesty and sincerity that I can say at the times when you are at your lowest, and all there seems to be is evil around you... Those who are close to you start to shine... They go out of their way to reach down and pick you up. Even if you do not reach back, they will grab you by the collar and pull you to your feet. This is when you know who your true friends are.

    My father used to talk about honor and integrity. Negotiations were made on a handshake, nothing more was required. People talked to one another openly. There were no short cuts. People rarely hid their face.

    Fortunately WE are lucky to have people within our lives who do not hide their face but have wings hidden under their clothes.


  2. WAK, your comment made me smile. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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