I know this is going to sound so cliche, but watching Harry Potter, somewhat marked the end of an era. Its amazing how different I am now to the person that I was when I read the first book, sitting in my Nephews bedroom, awaiting my turn on the playstation. He is 19 now and I do wonder what he thought of the film.
I have been meaning to post a proper entry here for a while, but never got around to it, and that in itself is a counter argument about what I wished to post. This week, my year at uni got their degree levels and such. They all did so well and I was proud for them, but at the same time I missed them. Being the only girl in a class of lads, was an interesting experience and one I wish I could have continued. I am content with myself, that I did all I could to stay in the class, ignoring several doctors when they scolded me for it. I long to go back and I will at some point.
Its strange to look back and wonder where my time was to go to uni. These days, my life is filled with so many things, that I hardly have the time to be bored.
I had a lengthy discussion with a friend the other day about this. I used to dedicate a lot of time to a forum I worked on, but these days I seldom go there. At one point it was practically my life.
“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.”
Slowly my passions in differnt areas have grown and exploring these areas gives me the greatest pleasure. The one thing I am thinkfull for, is to be able to try so many new things and to have people around me who have supported me through these adventures.
My biggest passions are spread between reading, photography and craft stuff. I love all of them and without them, I would be bored. I love my crafting and the bunch of people I have met through that. But it is more than just that. It is the contentment that comes with making pretty things. To being a big kid and sitting colouring images and getting a buzz when they look good. (I have just been playing with blue on blue colouring)
Where has all this speal come from today. Well, those who know me, know that I have been wanting to upgrade my camera for about the last 3 years. I love my bridge camera, but recently, I have outgrown it a little. I wanted a DSLR. I wanted a camera that would do what I told it to do right away in all conditions. I wanted the feel of the lense mirror flipping, that takes me back to when I used to stare at my dads camera when I was a lot younger.