Share Your World – April 17, 2017

Prompts and Challenges

Wooden Barn
Springdale UT
April 15, 2017

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen? Writing by hand is definitely a lost art. I can’t remember the last handwritten note or letter I received. Having said that, when I was doing a bit of creative writing, it was always in pencil. But I would never erase anything from draft to draft, just line it out in case I decided to go back and rework it. I’ve tried writing on my laptop but nothing seems to flow as it once did by hand.

Wooden Shed
Springdale UT
April 15, 2017

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer? I actually have two left feet. It’s true. When I go shoe shopping, I have to buy two of the same style and color, then use only the pair of left shoes. If anyone knows someone with two right feet, let me know. I’ve got several pairs of right shoes I could let them have for free. I was in choir in high school and sang several solos. I also fronted a jazz band my senior year. Don’t know how I ever got up the nerve to perform like that. I think my Jewish side exhibited lots of chutzpah when I was younger.

Ford Truck
Rockville UT
April 15, 2017

If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating? I hate debating. I get tongue tied whenever Lynn and I have what she calls a “discussion”. I call it an “argument”. A debate, to me, is an argument that no one is going to win. Sort of like our “discussions”. Except Lynn always wins those.

Mechanics Garage
Rockville UT
April 15, 2017

What are you a “natural” at doing? Nothing comes naturally to me. I do not excel at anything. I love photography but always feel everyone else is better than me. Same with everything I have ever attempted. I played tenor saxophone in school but was never that good at it. Same with sports, singing, acting, French, Spanish, creative writing, you name it! Mediocre at best. With my photography I think I have finally surpassed mediocre, but in no way am I comfortable with where I am at.

Rusting Tanker
Rockville UT
April 15, 2017

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful that April 15 has come and gone and my tax bill was about a thousand less than I expected. I am looking forward to getting back to a section of Route 66 next weekend. I was going to go this weekend but we had to take a surprise (to me) trip up to Zion Park to meet some family members. On the way home I took the photos that adorn this post.

Thanks again, as always, to Cee for coming up with these questions and giving us a chance to get to know each other a bit more.

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40 thoughts on “Share Your World – April 17, 2017

  1. I have to agree on writing by hand, whether with pen or pencil, for lots of things. Although I’ve started using my phone calendar, I really have to think about it. I have a date book small enough to fit in my purse and I put everything in that. At the beginning of the week, I use scratch paper to make a list for every day. I love being able to cross things off as I get them done!

    As for photography, you’re far from mediocre, but it’s always good to have goals that are higher than where you are now.

    janet

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    1. Did I say I was mediocre? What I meant was my goal was to reach mediocrity. As you say, it’s always good to have goals! 😉 And I clung to my date book well past the time to evolve to my smart phone. I just recently started using the calendar on my phone but never hear the alarm to warn me I have an appointment and forget to check it every day.

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  2. A kindred spirit in the ‘discussion’ category!! I HATE ‘discussions’ and most of the time I’m really good at not being drawn into one.

    I’m very intrigued by the image of you as a lead singer! I think Mr Modest is hiding a multiple of talents … of which photography appears to be only one of them 🙂

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  3. Excellent images Emilio 😀 I don’t know why you are so hard on yourself there are a lot of people including me who think your photography is outstanding. Now that is coming from someone who never would show his work to anyone (for fear of it being inferior). Terry had to twist my arm to start showing my work through blogging. Now about those right shoes are they size 12 ? If so I’ll take em’

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    1. Wow, Joe, they ARE size 12! And we are two lucky guys to have found women who think what we enjoy doing should be shared with others. Lynn got me back into photography and made me buy my Canon in 2010. She will tell me which photos she likes and will explain when she’s not too crazy about what she doesn’t like . I always listen to her and sometimes I will change a photo because she makes me see it differently. What a wife! 😀

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  4. I think you are extraordinary humble. Everyone is better than you at photography? Not sure who you are hanging out with Emilio but you are at the top of the heap in my books.

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  5. Oh, Emilio! ” I love photography but always feel everyone else is better than me. “…. Well, stop fretting and keep taking those photographs, you are one talented photographer. Why? Because when you take photographs of rust, decay and dereliction, you have people looking at them because they are taken with passion, and each can tell plenty of stories.

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    1. Yes, I do have passion for decay and dereliction. My wife says that’s a good thing because she’s getting older. Well, so am I. And I love it. OK, I might have chosen somebody else’s face to morph into as I age. I keep seeing my father. But he wasn’t bad looking. And lived to 92. So I’m happy!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I did not mean to write something where people would feel compelled to disagree with my assessment of my own talent. It has given my ego quite a boost, but I will still argue that there are so many photographers better than me. And guess what? I am happy that I can enjoy their work and my own at the same time. I keep learning.

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