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Zyryality: When I'm 84

You're not there yet, but don't you feel at times like this nail, got hammered by life up to your neck, waiting for a final swing?  :-)

Zyryality: When I'm 84

You're not there yet, but don't you feel at times like this nail, got hammered by life up to your neck, waiting for a final swing?  :-)

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2008, 01:38
vz-nostalgia: Not in a million years I would believe that through your long life you were not hammered by life at least once, Ray, even if you were born with a pair of rose glasses on your nose. smile
The photo speaks volumes, but it's not a very optimistic message. Yes, I've felt like that at times but very few times. Regardless, it was a clever catch and would make a good conceptual photo. Will email soon--sorry but work has been busy.
vz-nostalgia: Not all art is very optimistic, Ms. Dawn. In fact, most is very pessimistic. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 21 Nov 2008, 04:38
vz-nostalgia: :
words from the nail to the hammer: I tougher than you thought?
are you surprised I didn't bend?
that's why you hold
your last hard swing?
I know, you'll take me by surprise,
and drive me down flush with wood,
when I expect your strike the least... smile
I like this shot, if I get hammered it's usually down to too much winewink
vz-nostalgia: that's fine, Nig, as long as the wine is good. smile
I feel just that Vik: nicely put!
vz-nostalgia: and what's your treatment, Chris?
  • Ada
  • stuck in my head
  • 21 Nov 2008, 06:51
This is really have the eye VZ.....
vz-nostalgia: Actually, I have two, Ms. Ada. smile
I used to, but then I stopped doing a proper job and went to work for the National Trust.
vz-nostalgia: Do they still hire, Bill? smile
Have you raised with the left foot today?
vz-nostalgia: I wish this was my only problem, remembering what foot I raised. smile
think how many things hung at this nail.
vz-nostalgia: oh, so many things, odililly, including my own body (this was dark, I know). smile
Frequently, of late! (:o!
vz-nostalgia: Who is your hammer, Ms. Roz?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2008, 12:34
vz-nostalgia: Oh yeah. The wood is fractured, cracked and wrinkled, but remains stable and solid. Look how firmly it holds the nail!
I have no idea how old you are, Ms. Philine, but I am glad that the number 84 is barely visible on the horizon of your life. smile
vz-nostalgia: well, I guess it feels better to get a 20% pay cut than to have no pay at all, don't you agree, Tim? Small and large companies go out of business left and right in the US right now.
Laugh is the best remedy, I know of, Tim. Especially, when one laughs at oneself. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2008, 23:11
Yep, I do feel that way sometimes, I think we all do, but it passes

(seeing Ray's comment and your reply - better find a recording of HHGTTG wink you'll have a lot of fun listening to it)
vz-nostalgia: I'll try to get a hold on HHGTTG, Ellie. I've heard there is a movie has been made as well.
Hi Vic, sursum mentem et corda!
vz-nostalgia: Hi Stef,
This is way above my intellectual abilities. smile
Ā«Sursum sint mentes, intellectus et corda omnium nostrumĀ»
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 22 Nov 2008, 17:34
Never, Victor!

I learned long ago that life is cruel, and the sooner you learn that, the better.

Since that early moment, I embraced the reality of living for the moment, seizing the day, Carpe Diem.

Every day is a blessing, every hour should be cherished, every second lived to the full. Life owes me nothing, and death holds no fear.

When that final swing comes, I will have lived and loved to the fullest of my ability

A brilliant post, a fabulous photograph
vz-nostalgia: I know what you mean, FLOOG, but taken literally by a society, the mass Carpe Diem attitude could turn to be a disaster for future generations. From here it is one step to a hedonism (see Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"). Keeping our balance is a key, I guess.
No matter how many times you hammer me I shall always be 84. Thats what this says to me. Essential.
vz-nostalgia: Good thinking, Darren. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2008, 23:32
What a great find! I really like the 'feel' of the wood here.
vz-nostalgia: If you like the feel of the wood, that means there is a hidden carpenter in you, Ms. Scarlet. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 24 Nov 2008, 11:30
Oh can be a real pain in the...head...but I'm a smart nail...most times I turn myself upside down and prick life right in its... (whatever...) Me and Life have a long story but I believe neither of us became a victim...each of us holding on to a fragile and unstable balance.
(Thanks for caring...and thanks for the suggestions...)
vz-nostalgia: Good luck to you in maintaining this fragile and unstable balance, Ms. L. Reis. It's a full-time job. smile
  • Marie
  • Norway
  • 24 Nov 2008, 23:07
Your photos are absolutly stunning!
vz-nostalgia: smile Must be a result of too much of the Norwegian art in my youth: Ibsen, Hamsun, Garbarek, Grieg, Munch... smile
Ahh! I see...20 years later smile
Very cool shot!
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Somehow I managed to fuse The Beatles and Alexandre Dumas, Ms. Chameleon. smile
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