"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous."
I don't know if I enjoy photographing this lighthouse more on rainy days or on clear days. No matter which type of day, it always gives me a sweet, warm feeling to just be near it. It is the newest of the California lighthouses, and in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful. This particular lighthouse has a youthfulness to it, maybe because it sits in the harbor of the youthful town of, Santa Cruz, California. The harbor itself is a part of the northern tip of the Monterey Peninsula.
I did the Free Association posting last week, since it was the end of the year, so I thought I would do it again this week for the first week of the New Year. I found this week's words more difficult. Shrug. Oh well, here goes...
"Free association is described as a "psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to rein in his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring it's content." Over time, the technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can them work through to gain a better sense of self.
That's a admirable goal, but for the purposes of this exercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week, I'' post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.
Rules are, there are now rules. There are no right or wrong answers. Don't limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. And you don't have to have your words up on Sunday, take all week if you want."
1. Celebrate: Birthday 2. Resolve: Decide 3. I need to: Sleep 4. Call: My Aunt Amanda 5. Token: Arcade 6. Brand: Label 7. Compassion: Care 8. Far Away: Lover 9. Artful: Dodger 10: Fantastic: Voyage
You can get your own words at the website, so you can play along also! :)
-OndineMonet "Walton Lighthouse" Santa Cruz, California Late Autumn 2005