15 minutes of fame

That at least is what
we are all supposed to have in our lifetime
But what is it that is so fascinating about fame
the state of being wildly known or recognised
It can be catching the biggest conger eel
off Wicklow harbour
which gets your name in the book of records
It can be,
being the first local golfer to reach one handicap
which gets your name in the newspaper
It can be finding buried treasure
or surviving against the elements
which gets your face on the telly
but I think I know what it is
We all like to be praised
To be special, to be told “You done good”
(was it Tony in “Saturday night Fever” who said that?)
Perhaps the time has come to clap everyone,
who deserves it, on the back.
So hop in – have your allotted 15 minutes
and hopefully it will be good enough
to keep you in after dinner speaking for life!
Or at least supply the anecdote which begins
“… Have I told you about the time I……………….”
On the way to being famous in the drawing
I have tried to include a variety of reasons
for possible fame
my favourite is the lad on stilts and
the guy about to step on the priceless spider!
The one throwing up is not going to make it
Nor is the one being carried off by stretcher

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Life is amazing

In this drawing
the first archway is creation
a new baby is born
The ‘Free Personal Choice Umbrella’
is to allow parents to choose
what they teach their child
The next four archers
represent what a child learns
while growing up:-
Morals and Manners
Religion or way of Life
Formal Education
Survival skills
The changing Weather conditions represent
the the trials and tribulations of living
The ‘Parents letting go area’ is next
and then…….
The Self-sufficient Stamp proves
readiness to go on alone
Where the platform stops
is our place in ‘Life’
What is amazing is that each of us is unique,
each one of us is special and
there is a place in ‘Life’
for every one of us
The ‘Stork Special Bus’
which brought our parents here
now returns them to their own
place in ‘Life’
and
We start the adventure that is ‘Life’
………. amazing!

 

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Making it

17 little images – each with a story to tell
DO NOT GET OVER CONFIDENT
DO NOT GIVE UP
ALWAYS BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
REST WHEN YOU ARE TIRED
COMPROMISE
BALANCE YOUR LIFE
A NICE STEADY PACE
NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY !
A LITTLE LUCK
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
LISTEN TO ADVICE
SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS
LEARN YOUR STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES EARLY
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
PREPARE FOR THE JOURNEY

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I believe I can fly

Positive thinking is a wonderful thing
It can make all the difference

 

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It’s good to talk

It’s good to talk
and
Someone to listen
is a wonderful thing

 

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If you have an itch

If you have an itch
You are still alive

 

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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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When the load gets too heavy

When the load gets too heavy
For one to carry alone
Ask for help

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Pisces

February 19 – March 20
motto “I believe…….”
General characteristics associated with Pisces
Positive qualities
Artistic & Creative
Compassionate & Kind
Intuitive & Sympathetic
Popular & Considerate
but can be
Escapist & Moody

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Zodiac

All 12 Starsigns drawn together also showing the relationship between opposing signs
and which make good relationships
For example Pisceans are very happy with Virgoes and Arians like Libras a lot

General characteristics associated with each star sign

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Problem Solved

This is a drawing of a shop
where you buy answers and solutions
You enter at the top right
Follow the writing on the walls and
Exit with your answer bottom left!
There is an illustrated Guide Book – 17,848 words long!
Included with each print
complete with examples if you need it
“We hold all knowledge known to Mankind
in our Archives
Therefore we can provide you with:-
All solutions to all problems”
Try it

To read the full Words See
Problem solved Guide Book
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The Web

Imagine your journey through life as a cobweb
Radiating strands make your framework and hold your web in place
You spin your individual pattern in between – Each radiating strand is rooted to something solid
The three main roots which always formed part of all webs are:-
Genetic Background –
Geographical Location and
Education
Roots for the remaining strands can vary greatly – For example Religion – Sport – Work – Vocation – Talent etc…….
The patterns are endless because you are unique – You can choose what is important to you only – but remember our three main strands always influence what options we have to choose from! Such was the ordered system which governed our lives for generations – but it has already begun to change dramatically
The three main strands are no longer a certainty: If one can change the colour of ones skin, the length of ones limbs, remove DNA from genes to avoid inherited disease and be born in a tube to parents who are dead – then how long before genetic background is fully adjustable?
The migration from geographical origins is growing faster with knowledge – those who stayed and suffered within an unfair system now see the option to leave, as well as the option to stay and change that system!
If we can travel faster than the speed of sound and see the back of Mars then “impossible” takes on a new meaning.
Suddenly with access to the vast body of mankind’s knowledge –
The information previously restricted to a few has become accessible to many via radio and tele-communications, the Internet etc……………………………………………….
“Education” now has a completely different meaning – where before you learned from the spoken or written word – now you can see a moving elephant and hear a whale sing.
All possible Einsteins, Picassos or Marie Curies should be able to fulfil their potential – no matter who or where they are!
The World Wide Web is a giant intangible network of information made by and of all peoples and all knowledge everywhere
The most exciting thing is you can use it AND you can also be part of it!
Technically anybody, anywhere, can reach everybody else in the world!
So spin your web – make your website and connect your life to the world!
Use it to gain knowledge –
To communicate –
To buy or to sell!
To fulfil your aspirations!
Technological advances are momentous and every second someone’s life is changed via The Web

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