Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.
I feel pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self … I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys.
This was the background to my computer for a very long time and now I’m just curious who took the shot. Was it done in photoshop or was it an actual spur of the moment shot? Where was it taken? What is the photographer’s story. If anyone can find anything out about this I would not only be grateful - I’d forever be indebted.