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A Visionary Photographer: Three Day Quote Challenge.

“You don’t need to see to take photographs. My eyes are in my heart”.

Joao Maia.

Joao Maia is a visually impaired photographer who covered the Paralympics in Rio.

As a photographer, I was so encouraged that he was still able to take professional quality photographs despite losing muchttp://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/blind-visually-impaired-photographer-joao-maia-paralympics_us_57dabcc3e4b08cb140942178h of his sight.

Of course, any creative or visionary person knows inspiration comes from the heart and while you might get better results with better equipment, that is no substitute for the soul and what your soul perceives through all your senses. Of course, this isn’t some package which randomly arrives in the mail. It needs to be practiced, experienced, lived and breathed each and every single day. Only then can you truly fine-tune your senses enough to adequately sharpen your vision.

If you would like to read more about Joao Maia you can click on the Link.

  1. Three quotes for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

Today, I’m nominating:

Cindy Knoke at  https://cindyknoke.com/

Kath Unsworth at Miniscule Moments of Inspiration

Kerry at Her Headache.

I hope you go over and check out their blogs and come to appreciate why I love them.

xx Rowena

PS You might notice that I had a bit of a breather  in between quotes two and three. Whoops!

 

Judge Reprimands: “Naughty Dog”.

If you had to pick a dog occupation  known for its trust and integrity, it has to be the Guide Dog. Chosen through a meticulous screening program, they have to pass through so many hurdles to graduate, that they’d have to be the most trustworthy dogs on the planet.

However, there are exceptions to every rule.

Today, I read the story of Toby the Seeing -eye dog who found himself in court for stealing food from the local supermarket. Up against the Judge, Toby was represented by author Kerry Greenwood, who was working for Legal Aid at the time.

“Toby used to walk down to the shops each day, take a large can of Pal from the supermarket and bring it home in his mouth. The old lady owner thought he was getting them from the Salvos. The supermarket owner knew about it and was not concerned.

But then a grocery chain took over the supermarket, had a private detective follow Toby home and pressed charges against the old Lady…

The magistrate declared sternly that the canine culprit, sitting in court with the mortified owner, had to be punished. Leaning over the bench, wagging an admonishing forefinger , the beak intoned, “very, very bad dog!” before giving the old lady $100 for further supplies of dog food.”

I’m still having trouble working out how Toby managed to get that can of dog food into his mouth, let alone get it home.

By the way, this reminds me of how my Great Aunt and Uncle’s pet Labrador, Peter, who used to steal newspapers up and down their street. He got himself into quite a lot of trouble and I suspect he was lucky not to end up in court as well. Or, as is often the case for criminal canines, wind up in that notorious doggy jail…the pound! As far as I know, Peter somehow reformed his ways or perhaps just wandered off to that old doggy heaven in the sky.

By the way, if you’d like to read the full interview with crime novelist, Kerry Greenwood, click  Here.

Do you have any tails of notorious dogs? I’m on the growl for more stories.

xx Rowena

 

Eyes In Your Heart.

“You don’t need to see to take photographs. My eyes are in my heart.”

Joao Maia

Joao Maia, 41, a former postman from Sao Paulo, lost his sight at the age of 28 due to an infection and was left unable to see anything more than vague shapes and colours.

He developed a keen interest in photography while learning to use his cane, and now takes photos of a similar standard to those captured by a sighted professional.

See for the full story Here.

Another inspirational story out of Rio and a reminder “Never Give Up!”

xx Rowena