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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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F/7.1
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46 mm
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Sep 3, 2004, 8:57:29 AM
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The things I've seen by gilad The things I've seen by gilad
Son, I want you to listen to me.
I have something important to say


Yes dad

No son, really listen.
Come, sit next to me.


Ok dad

Iím not young like you, but I was once.

I know dad. If this is about theÖ

No son Itís not. You promised to listen.

Sorry dadÖ

Well, can you see Iím aging?
Iím not the same as I was before.


You look great for your age

Yes?
How old am I?


You are 10?

No son, Iím over 100 years old.

Like I said dad, you look great for your age.

In my life I have seen a lot of things.
Iíve seen a rainbow after a storm.
Iíve seen clouds that took a swim in the ocean.
Iíve seen divers find treasures only to die of sunburn.
Iíve seen captains risk their lives to save a whale and others risk a whale to save their lives.
My son, Iíve seen a lot.
Every wrinkle, every stain of rust, every hole in my crumbling body is something Iíve seen and learned.


I know dadÖ can I go now?

Son, you promised me you listen, will you keep your promise?

Yes dad.

Well, after all Iíve seen there is one thing I know.

Whatís that dad?

Iíve learned I know nothing.
I canít explain, and I canít predict anything.
Life is a big storm, and we must assume we can drown in any minute.


I donít understand.
If I know nothing, how do I know that?

Now son,
Now I know you were listening.

I think itís my time to go.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I finally found a big boat that I can afford! Lol
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TheKidNiki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is this not a DD...
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PorcupineSorrow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
One more :)
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gakgo Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry, i must agree nadav's photo is better and significant than yours : [link]
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Mikelork Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
oh my God, I have no words, but I am crying so much!. My dad just gone last Novermber 30rd and this what you wrote I spent something similar with him. I realy really admit that this is gonna be my very very favorite photo ever and thank you so much sharing this. Thanks from my heart!!

Mikel
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coloured-dreams Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
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pic & story - they´re both beautiful
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danineteen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Wow, amazing story! Not to mention, the photo looks amazing.
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RivenPine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Featured [link] :)
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ssilence Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Photographer
I don't know whether I have been telling you that before: I love your text. Some years ago I have written down this description and now I have found it. And now I'm overwhelmed by this sad feeling.
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Sabattier Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Photographer
Hi :wave:

I featured this lovely piece in my journal - [link]

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