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    Talking How to make someone's day !!


    I very seldom ever buy photographs. Perhaps the odd postcard.... Just prefer to take my own- seems more personal. Would have to be something rather special to tempt me. Anyway yesterday there was a photographic exhibition on in a village hall so as always looking for inspiration I had a look round. Some nice stuff. Spotted this gem of an image -A4 size. A robin perched on the arm of a park bench. Everything about it screamed " perfection". Didn't even look at the price as again I never buy photos.
    On the way out I spoke with the girl on the desk who was manning the exhibition and said to her-" the one outstanding photo for me is the robin."
    Well she beamed and said " that's mine " !!
    Anyway she said a number in . and without a second thought I said yes. She was so darned excited I couldn't believe it. She was maybe early 20's . She then said-" it's my first ever sale of one of my images".
    Got her to sign and date it. Made my day...and hers ;)

    Cath

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    Quite a story. It's these smaller things that make our lives more interesting and well, worth living it .
    Veeresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniesmum View Post
    I very seldom ever buy photographs. Perhaps the odd postcard.... Just prefer to take my own- seems more personal. Would have to be something rather special to tempt me. Anyway yesterday there was a photographic exhibition on in a village hall so as always looking for inspiration I had a look round. Some nice stuff. Spotted this gem of an image -A4 size. A robin perched on the arm of a park bench. Everything about it screamed " perfection". Didn't even look at the price as again I never buy photos.
    On the way out I spoke with the girl on the desk who was manning the exhibition and said to her-" the one outstanding photo for me is the robin."
    Well she beamed and said " that's mine " !!
    Anyway she said a number in . and without a second thought I said yes. She was so darned excited I couldn't believe it. She was maybe early 20's . She then said-" it's my first ever sale of one of my images".
    Got her to sign and date it. Made my day...and hers ;)

    Cath

    Thats so nice and wonderful. The pic she sold may be only for a few Pounds but that happiness and satisfaction is priceless. U did make her day Cath . Now let me make urs. lol
    This one is for u for being so nice and considerate.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by veereshai View Post
    Quite a story. It's these smaller things that make our lives more interesting and well, worth living it .
    thank you. It made me feel good to be human....that doesn't happen too often these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhupinder2002 View Post
    Thats so nice and wonderful. The pic she sold may be only for a few Pounds but that happiness and satisfaction is priceless. U did make her day Cath . Now let me make urs. lol
    This one is for u for being so nice and considerate.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder

    Thank you Bhupinder for this lovely flower and the gesture ! There must have been 150 images in this exhibition so I think the fact that I singled that one out as my fav was what the girl photographer was so happy about. Yes the money was irrelevant. Also I told her I never usually buy photos as prefer to take my own,which delighted her.

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    Nice story, thanks for sharing!
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    Very nice story. Sharing your story, you have brought a bit of humanity and warmth to all of us ... in a small way, by raising the spirits of that one person, you made the world a better place. Thank you Cath.

    Gary

    PS- So now what'cha gonna do with the photo? (lol)
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    Even if it never crosses our lips, we all want to be approved of. I'm going to try to make a stranger smile today. Who knows.....maybe I'll try to make it a habit instead of being a curmudgeon all the time.
    Thanks for the story and the inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
    Even if it never crosses our lips, we all want to be approved of. I'm going to try to make a stranger smile today. Who knows.....maybe I'll try to make it a habit instead of being a curmudgeon all the time.
    Thanks for the story and the inspiration.
    It's easier being a grump ... and more fun ... (Luke's thought of making a stranger smile ... while the thought has much merit, it was too girly for me to say).

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    Last edited by GaryAyala; April 10th, 2012 at 11:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryAyala View Post
    Very nice story. Sharing your story, you have brought a bit of humanity and warmth to all of us ... in a small way, by raising the spirits of that one person, you made the world a better place. Thank you Cath.

    Gary

    PS- So now what'cha gonna do with the photo? (lol)
    G
    thanks Gary.. the framed shot is still in my van so that I can look at it during the day while I'm out and about. I may take it to work once I go back in a couple of weeks.



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