Made A List and Checked It Twice

(Some of you were hitting the “Refresh” button on the HOME page and nothing changed. For like, 10 days. Read on for an explanation.)

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas…whatever.
How about we call it the year end celebration? And perhaps throw in an assessment? And to be TOTALLY PC , we can say it’s about the lunar phase year end?

Here is what I ‘m talking about: Love the gifting, you know I do. But you know as well as I do the essence of this time of year, no matter what you celebrate.
As you take stock of all that is in your life ( a good time of year to do that) you should get your priorities figured out. Making that list and checking it twice, Heck, thrice if you need too.
Some suggestions-
Please hug your honeys.
Enjoy your close friends and keep them close.
Take every moment of your life and fill it.
With Something. Not a manic OCD type of filling. Rich, satisfying, challenging, enjoyable, smile making, soul enriching, sometimes easy as a comfortable clothes, sometimes scary and challenging.
You’ll be MUCH happier at the end of the day.

Because you never know when the end of the day is.

James Stewart thought he saw it in “Its A Wonderful Life”

Now I’m not trying to get all Baz Luhrmann (click for reference) on ya now.

But…..10 days ago, after posting the weekly email, getting the packages ready, figuring out upcoming goodies for the rest of the month, I fell ill.

Not thermaflu ill, but emergency surgery sick. Nothing you could see coming, Nor prevent.
Oh, back into the home office now. On the mend. Loving drawstring pants, going through about 3k emails , cards, etc…and have been composing this holiday message in my mind for a few days.Hope there is clarity.

Point being, you never know what life has in store for you. That’s not a trite statement, nor is a parable that I saw in a motivational poster on SkyMall.
It’s the real deal.

It is always my extreme pleasure to post new things for you here and help enhance your photographic life.
It took a brief respite, but now I’m back.

And I’ll add these to Mr. Luhrmanns lines:

Take tons of pictures that will help you share those memories for years to come.
Enjoy your new photogear.
Visit photo galleries and see the pure beauty of a print in person.
Peruse as many photographic books as you can and get inspired.
Back up every digital file in your life, but delete when necessary.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Damon Webster


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  • Oct. 19th -22nd, 2016
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