Life is pain

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“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” William Goldman

I’m not a big fan of “positive thinking.” Yes, it’s important that we love ourselves, that we try to see all that is good and worthy of gratitude in us and others. I believe in seeing the light in others and offering them the support they need to better themselves.

But I also know that it is extremely important that we be realistic about what is what and who is who.

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Too far apart

many“There are too many of us and we are all too far apart.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

I’m writing these words knowing that people from all over the world are going to read them. People of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of different religious beliefs. Most of them, I’ll never get a chance to meet. Most of them, I don’t know how they look like, what’s the thing they want most in this world, or what is it that they’re afraid of… most of them are perfect strangers to me.

Yet, simply by writing these words with these strangers in my mind, having the certainty that my words will reach them, they become a little bit more than strangers. They become human beings, just like myself, and that is one of life’s greatest achievements. Continue reading

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20160929 Spotlighting Vanderhoof Photography International Services.

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I am just doing a post here folks to let you all know what I do and offer.
Vanderhoof Photography is a one-person mobile business.
I have no home office.
I am international traveling, and a Jack-of-ALL-TRADES.
I do photography, in a variety of styles, photojournalism, product, portrait and my favorites landscape & night photography, light painting.
As a light painting night photographer, I have a deeper understanding in lighting moods than most daylight photographers.

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As a Photo Editor of 6 weekly newspapers for 9 years, I have an eye for what sells as well whether hard news or advertising.
Since my product to invent was at age 4 years old and that item in 1962 became a Fad for over 10 years, I have a long history of making sales and knowing market direction.

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I have background in writing and my…

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Sell your heart

heartIn 1938 aspiring author Frances Turnbull sent a copy of one of her stories to Francisc Scott Fitzgerald. In the feedback he offers her there’s one great piece of advice: “You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner. This is especially true when you begin to write, when you have not yet developed the tricks of interesting people on paper, when you have none of the technique which it takes time to learn. When, in short, you have only your emotions to sell.”

You can read the rest of the letter here. It’s really worth the time, and it’s the kind of advice writers give only to closest friends. It’s not something you can tell anyone about, because most people will think you’re crazy.

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“I am my Father’s Son”

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“You are a runner with a stolen voice. And you are a runner. And I am my father’s son.” (Wolf Parade)

The weather is changing. In the morning I can feel it. It is just a matter of time. Eventually a cold wind will blow away all the dank humidity. I think about running, my lost passion. Before the bad back, before the squeeze of domestic responsibility, I would put on my running shoes on a cold Sunday morning and run until I had exhausted my legs, lost my breath. It was exhilarating. My life transformed when I was running; it was the action from which all good things sprang. I could never envision a life without it. Of course, I didn’t visualize the obstacles life would put in my path.

Years ago my mother gave me some dusty mementos of races my father ran in the early-eighties. I never…

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Let’s get social

Hi guys,

If you want to get to know me a little bit better, you can find me on the following social media platforms:

Facebook Profile — Why don’t you stop by and say hi?

Facebook Page — On this page I post inspirational/motivational quotes.

Twitter

Instagram — Follow me to get inspired. Daily posts on art, love, life, and everything in between.

Let’s get to know each other better.

Cheers,

Cristian

Stranger than fiction

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Do you know that terrible cliche about life being stranger than fiction?

Why do we hate cliches so much anyways?

Maybe it’s because they tend to express an impossibly to deny truth. One that has to be remembered over and over again. Continue reading