Oh…if it were only this simple….

In one of his books, the author Jack Haas writes:

“…I realised that no one need commit themselves to a lifetime of toil and struggle simply to exist…one needed to merely decide to exist in the magic and beauty of the day, and the Universe would take care of its own, for this is an inalienable right of ours, to exist, simply to be….and that means to live without the futility of the daily grind hampering our exaltationto awaken to the insult of the clock…jam down a couple of Tylenols in an attempt to counterbalance the previous night’s excesses, gobble down a frantic unsatisfying breakfast, and speed off…to sell my soul in return for my humble keep…then return each evening..from work, worn and shell-shcked…a beaten man, driven mad like a whipped beast from the continued onslaught of drudgery and repetition, a yoke I had convinced myself was the necessary addendum to being alive on this earth.”

But my argument, nay, observation, is this….that is all very good, what Jack has said…but if we don’t carry out that drudgery, that repetition, who is going to pay the bills…..?



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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2 Responses to Oh…if it were only this simple….

  1. Luddy's Lens says:

    Well, we could always go “off-grid” — although that sounds like even more work, these days!

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