Things Have Changed

Things in our world are changing, sometimes we just don’t notice how fast this is happening. Of course, we all can see that, we can remind back to see how it was then and how it is now, but imagine how big the impression must be for someone who was isolated from our society for a very long time.

I found a video of a man with a very interesting perspective, he talks about his life after 44 years in prison, he shares his impression about how things changed, it almost seems as if he stepped out into an alien world…

Although he was convicted of a major crime back then, and without knowing much about his case, I do feel sorry for him anyhow, also I do hope that he takes the chance to reintegrate into the society.

I wonder if he will ever fully comprehend the outside world, there is so much time wasted and so much things happened, it really shows how difficult reintegration might be for many. While they probably can watch TV news or read newspaper in the prison, it’s not enough to keep track with the outside world.

I don’t want to excuse criminals, we need prisons, this video just made me thinking that there are people who want to take the second chance, but that there are difficulties to overcome, because they do literally re-enter a world, a world that has changed a lot.

I am not sure, but the guy in the video probably learned his lesson, I am still sad that so much time of his life was wasted, but I hope he is serious about what he said…

“You know you’ve got to let things go because holding on to anger will only stagnate your growth and developement, I let that go and deal with the future instead of dealing with the past. I try not to go backward, I try to go forward”

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Beautiful Swan

Beautiful Swan

Last week I decided to grab my camera and went outside to see if I can take some new photos. I didn’t want to walk miles and decided to walk to one of the ponds in our parks.

I noticed right away that it’s a little bit more difficult to take decent photos in autumn, especially when it’s so cloudy, but I went back home with some good bird photos. I saw some swans and shot several photos, you can see one of them in this post.

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Tired Charlie

Charlie is tired

Charlie is always in action, but even the most energetic dog needs to rest sometimes. In the photo of this post you see Charlie taking a nap. I shot the photo last week when I visited my mother. The photo is a little bit blurry, but I still like the pho anyhow, he is just cute.

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Grandpa’s Birthday Cakes

Grandpa turned 75 today and we celebrated his birthday. The family came together again, and when I say again, then because there are several birthday’s of family members by the end of the year. His birthday is always the last in the year, after it there is only Christmas.

So, we came together to talk, to enjoy the day together, and as always, to eat delicious cakes! You can see the cakes in the photo gallery of this post. We had a tasty yellow or orange cake, that one was extremely delicious and tasted like lemon and orange, and it tasted very creamy, I liked this cake. Then we had marble cake again, also tasty waffles, and now that the Christmas time is not far away also chocolate gingerbread!

On a sidenote, I still have been very busy the past weeks, that’s why my blog was a little bit neglected. I do take care about my little cousin at the moment because my uncle has some health problems. Apart from taking care, I do also help her with the English homework, because she had problems there. Other things kept me busy too, I had to slow down a bit.

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Busy Autumn

The photos in the gallery of this post are not very special, but they show the colours I like when autumn starts. I shot the photos a half month ago at the time I published this photo, now you don’t see a lot of red, yellow and orange colours anymore, because most of the leaves did already fall and the rain made everything look dirty. I was quite busy over the last weeks and didn’t post a lot, but I still have a big backlog of photos for future posts.

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Poisonous But Beautiful Plant

Strange But Beautiful Plant

I shot the photo of this post a month ago in one of our local botanical gardens, the plant appeared strange but beautiful. I didn’t note the name so that I had to research today at home, and I do think this plant might be called White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda). The plant is very poisonous according to several articles I have found, and you shouldn’t eat the berries because only a few of them can already make you seriously ill, and more can cause death. So, don’t eat, just examine the beauty. Anyway, it’s a beautiful plant, isn’t it?

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