Do not give up

Life is a journey not a destination
– Someone said
The darkest hour is just before dawn
and we have all been awake at dawn,
sometime
But every tide does turn
and there is light at the end of the tunnel
Why would someone bother
to write all these clichés?
Remember you are not the first
You will not be the last
No matter how small or how big
your personal mountain is
Do not give up
Climb it

 

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2015
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Marriage

This drawing is a series of caricatures of types of marriage such as no. 12: ‘Not tonight, I’ve got a headache’  No. 21: She’s having lots of affairs
No. 26: It’s us against the world or no 39: A religious female – married to God
The vast majority of them are happy examples but both: The aggressive husband no. 55 and no. 48: The henpecked husband are included
as well as no’s 10: and 60: Where one partner has die
I particularly like no. 35: The Shy couple

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For a description of all the 63 caricatures See below
1. A very loving couple
2. She depends on him for support
3. She is very, very sorry
4. He is standing firm
5. She’s leaving him
6.
7. She’s so drunk she has to be carried home
8.She’s receiving attention from another man
9. He is sad she stands by him
10. He has died
11. She;s unhappy He tries to console her
12. Not tonight I’ve got a headache
13. He is leaving her
14. A monk devoted to God
15.Pulling in opposite directions though still together
16. Two females Same sex couple
17. He wants the relationship to stay the way it is. She does not
18. She is the dominant Partner
19. She is unable to decide between two men
20. Neither partner is willing to back down
21. She is having lots of affairs
22.She’s listening to him
23. He is “Coming the heavy”
24. She can depend on hi
25. Still together but moving apart
26. It’s us against the world
27. The demonstrative couple
28. He mistreats his wife
29. He is so drunk she has to carry him home
30. She needs help he provides it
31. She wants the relationship to stay the way it is -He does not
32. Exercise fanatics They live in shell suits and discuss the latest craze
33. She is throwing herself at a married man
34. He is only happy when she is down
35. The Shy Couple
36. Life is one long party
37. She is leaving him
38. Two males Same sex couple
39. A nun married to God
40. She is trying to make up he is not listening
41. A couple totally in sync
42. He is leaving – she is sad
43. She is making a show of him
44. He is very, very sorry
45. She leans on him
46. Macho man
47. A very “Together” couple
48. Hen pecked husband
49. He is unable to decide between two women

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1994
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Look to the future 3

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now

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2016
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Happy ever after

Falling in love is a game of chance
Getting married is a bit of a lottery
Luck will probably determine our fate
When you fall in love with some one
you don’t know what else you might get
A bossy mother-in-law
An interfering brother-in-law
or a thwarted ex-lover
lurking in the undergrowth!
You could find out that she was betrothed
to the king of Prussia at birth
or that he is really
the long lost heir to billions!
It is of course also true
that you might get a second mother
some wonderful children
in fact a whole new extended family
who will welcome you with open arms
into their homes
and only enter yours when asked!
We do not walk around with details
of our religious preferences nor our historical,
social, financial or cultural backgrounds
displayed permanently for all to study
before a friendship starts
So it’s usually too late – Love has struck
But only two fall in love
Only two get married
Only two have to live with their consequences
If only all “Well meaning”
“Interfering” – “Outsiders” would leave them alone
to make their own decisions
To be together
To make their own mistakes
To live their own lives
Then there would be so much less heartache
and so much more happiness Ever After

For fun I have randomly selected
some of examples of what you might get
If you are lucky or even if you are not
But remember Love has no barriers

 

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2001
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Mars and Venus

If opposites attract
Then we still have a chance

 

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2004
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Compromise

Compromise             .
In a relationship between two people
Your commitment is something only you,
yourself can give
It is not always an easy thing to do
But when two people make
a commitment to each other
Then…………………….
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2002
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Look to the future 1

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now

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2005
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Missing You

When I am with you
I am stronger – I am happy
When you leave
I think about you
All the time
When we are apart
I feel alone
even in a crowd
……… I miss you

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2013
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Getting to know you

What if you got to know someone
before you met them?,
It might turn out like this little story did………….,
He nonchallantly contemplates life in general………….
She happily reads the news of today,
Without any great premeditation
they come across each other on the Web,
They start a dialogue,
Which grows into friendship?,
They unplug thier computers
and meet for the first time….,
and then…

 

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2003
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Down the aisle

Going down the aisle is the best part of a wedding day –
The relief is enormous
All the worry is gone – The most important part of the day is over
Your partner turned up
You both looked great – nobody tripped
and all the words came out correctly
Now you can both concentrate on enjoying the day
It does not matter if you get covered in confetti
or how many great aunts want to kiss you
It does not matter how long the fotographer wants everyone to “Say cheese”
or how cold or wet it is!
It does not matter that great uncle Oscar does not like the meal
or that Mary’s has gone cold!
It does not matter that the icing is too hard to cut
or that the knife is blunt
It does not matter how embarrising or long or boring the speeches are
It does not even matter if too much wine is consumed
by those who always do

The most important part of the day is over
You are different now than when you went up the aisle
you are married
you are husband and wife forever!

 

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2000
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Finding a match

The first meeting
A night out, dancing perhaps
Hours and hours talking
Walking – Eating – together
This is how a love story begins
They are all different and yet the same
When you find your match
there is no more “Goodbye” at the door
only a happy ending
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1998
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Without you…

This drawing tries to depict the feelings of loneliness
experienced by anyone who has had a relationship
with another person
and then is separated from him or her
Whether the separation is forever or just an hour
a day, a week…..
The feeling of loneliness is so unbelievably strong
it can change ones personality
affect the ability to function normally
and in the extreme cases people do die of a broken heart

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1/500
2000
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