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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I believe I can fly

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

 

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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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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

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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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Life

This drawing represents the journey thru’ life
and was drawn for my 5 year old son
when his grandfather was dying
A baby at the bottom – school – the army
choosing a partner
getting into drugs, drink or religion
Having children, living in a flat and
having to get the bus
The next image represents work, resulting in money
which in turn allows time for sports and hobbies
and the retirement cottage
Old age and finally the line at the top
represents death once thru’ it
free from life and
up to heaven

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The Optimist and the Pessimist

This is the story of one day
in the lives of Mr. Optimist and Mr. Pessimist
They both experience the same events,
have the same job and play the same sport
but their feelings and thoughts
make one an optimist and
the other a pessimist.
For example:- Mr. O. wakes up in the morning
and thinks “Another great day”.
Whereas Mr. P. pulls the covers over his head
and thinks “Just ten more minutes.”
In work Mr. O. feels lucky
to have a good job with prospects
while Mr. P. would rather be at home
“It’s a dead end job anyway.”
Mr. O. plays sport expecting to win
but Mr. P. expects a bad shot very time
Mr. P. greets his future wife with thoughts of
“Ball and chain”
Mr. O. thinks “Bed!”
Mr. O. sees a future full of idyllic summer days
barbecuing in the garden
Mr. P. sees coming home to
seven screaming children and
a wife worn out by housework
Mr. O. walks his fiancee to her flat thinking
“Tonight is my lucky night.”
Mr. P. is sure there is no chance
so he walks his fiancee to her bus stop.

Mr. O.’s last thought before sleep is
“Life really is great”
Mr. P.’s last thought is
“Life really is a bore”

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The Apartments – behind closed doors

Landmark memories fill our lives
like birthdays, growing up,
moving out, getting married,
starting a family and then building
a comfortable Lifestyle for ourselves
in this apartment block we can view
bits of Life being lived
through each window we see
small snippets of how some people
live their private lives
Some good times and
Some bad times
Big troubles and small trials
As we look behind closed doors
Major dilemma and great happiness
separated by only by a single wall

 

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The Key Featured

The Key      .
It may be just
somewhere that you hang your hat
It may be your lifes’ dream
It may be where your heart is
It may even be your castle
To you it may mean privacy
To you it may mean peace of mind
Your space to unwind – Your space to develop
Your space to be yourself
A key is not alive – it can not love you
But the Key to where you live
Is probably the single most important possession
that your soul will ever own.

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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

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Ladders to success

Enjoy each challenge
on your way to the top
Because when you get there
and look back
It is the challenges
you will cherish
and the journey itself
you will miss!

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2000
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