Ice by Fine Art Photography by Paul Hamilton

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“People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away.”

Kind Regards

Paul Hamilton
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Comments

  • clickychick
    clickychickover 6 years ago

    wonderful words and a fabulous image! Love it!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 6 years ago

    For an oldie that is me, I love the thought of staying young.

  • Fine Art Photography by Paul Hamilton
    Fine Art Photo...over 6 years ago

    thanks guys

  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsover 6 years ago

    Love the words as well as this gorgeous image. They work so well together. Not long before my mother’s death, she told me that although her body was failing her, inside she still felt like a seventeen year old girl full of curiosity and fascination about life, joy and energy. I try to live like that even though I can’t help but fear a bit of despair and a fair amount of nostalgia every time I look in the mirror or see an old photo and realize my age. Still, even though I can hear death’s drums moving ever closer, they are still distant and I still hopefully have many years to live so why not make the best of them?!

  • danaatlee
    danaatleeover 6 years ago

    A striking image and beautiful words. Thanks for putting these together!

  • jlynn
    jlynnover 6 years ago

    Love the words!! Interesting lovely image!

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 6 years ago

    wow ~ all of it ~ spot on!

  • simplylovely183
    simplylovely183over 6 years ago

    I love this
    very pretty and blue

  • thank you so much – have a great weekend

    – Fine Art Photography by Paul Hamilton

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchellover 6 years ago

    Just fantastic. Love the vertical format, those intense blues, and the sharply focussed flower. Terrific work.

  • thanks Craig

    – Fine Art Photography by Paul Hamilton

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 6 years ago

    WOW WOW and WOW again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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