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Sometimes it is uncomfortable, tough, desagreable, or even heart-breaking, but we have to face the truth.

There is no better moment than the end of the year, to review all our actions, behaviours and feelings of the past months, and to look deep in the eyes of the future.

May we be enough strong to face our inner truth!
And, to paraphrase the "Serenity Prayer" of which, of whatever confession we are, and even if we do not believe in any God, we will surely need, one day or another, as a reminder, to go on in our life:

Grant me the serenity
To accept
The things I cannot change,
The courage
To change the things I can,
And the wisdom
To know the difference.



I would like to dedicate this picture to the photographers I added as favorites and who are gone from the site or became too rare : Marietom, clio, KLB, Magalik, fayeulle, xavshot, jafadabret, delkoo, calimero76, mdetay, dkeus31, totoamoto, cbrman, limule, delnaja, yosedolo, lespicaros, MarcT, donluicu, ciakgiak, alainh, jimkil, marcdemoulin, avene, cherryripe, devimeuxbe, maximage, photo65Net, brandstaetter, pboehringer...
I miss their contributions very much.


As I see, one more is fight going on, about the TOS, between the moderators and some members, I want to remind to everyone to assess the impact of words, as well as of acts. It is such a waste when talented photographers disappear!


I wish this site will continue to live, with those who participate to it, on both sides,(moderators as photographers) in a spirit of reconciliation, tolerance, fraternity, trust, quest of harmony and sharing.
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Hard to believe but this woman is an Indian from India. I do not know if she is a native of Orissa, but that's where she was working, as a seller in a local market. I discovered her very clear eyes with great astonishement. What I liked is that she did not pose. It was as if she was simply allowing me to enter in her reality, to see the bare truth while I was approaching closer.

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