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...and a stream of conscioussness starting from Way's 200th picture and related comments and replies

"Originally from Laos, Lived in a refugee camp in Thailand for 4 years, now living in U.S. Having such an experience, I see things from different perspectives and appreciate more what I have now and try not to take things for granted"

growing up "in the soft cotton" (free translation from italian popular say..) we are often missing a meter to evalute problems, dramas...and we often take bulls..ts for dramas

Life is very unpredictable and it own way of playing out our destiny, my life would have been so different if I were to be in France or I could still be in Laos, riding on a water buffalo somewhere on a farm, instead of sitting here in front of a computer, complaining about how slow my internet is.

never give up the hope for something better...and never forget that fate could also have been much worse than it was....

It's a history for you with tears then and happiness now
same as above. the one who experienced suffering can really appreciate happiness

YES, I am living the American Dream. I have a decent job, own a house, okay the bank own most of it, but I can painted it pink if I wanted to. Make enough money to travel and explore our beautiful States and around the world and to be here sharing my experience with those who share the same interest. I couldn’t ask for more.

yes, life is made of problems, difficulties, but once you know what you want, you know how far you can go with your forces....when you are able to find the differences between what you can change/improve and what you have to accept and deal with....then you can find the right balance....and you really can't ask for more.

mais je pense que c'est très bien que les gens sachent

yes, it's good to know such a order to avoid that all those people can be summarized into statistcs and numbers while they are - on the contrary - made of flesh and bones.

I see your puzzled face holding the board with #T-155671

Ii first recognized you when i wrote angshu's comment....well...the connection between this image and your person "gives" life to the whole composition...and those faces become "alive"..."pulsating"

Angkor ruins complex is full of those babies and kids…..sometimes they are selling stuffs for a couple of dollars, sometimes just begging.
Talking eyes…to tell me I was much luckier than this baby….to tell me my difficulties are much easier to overcome ….and telling me – in the end – that I am probably more fragile than he’s…although I’m 35 years old….

shot going to my themes Songs of Innocence...before they get experienced and falling deep into colourlessness

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