Daily Muse: What They Dint Tell You About Cinderella

I love me a good fairy tale. Who doesn’t? Almost everywhere you look today there’s an inspiring story with a happy ending – usually a-rags-to-riches narrative of sheer human determination, pristine perseverance, and a drive to overcome adversity. We all love those stories. I dare say sometimes we live for them – secretly hoping and dreaming that our own lives would one day miraculously transform.

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Story Of How I Fell in Love – A MUST READ

One of my really good friends was getting married and despite knowing my “sole-proprietor” status (as I hear singlehood is now termed in entrepreneurial circles), sent me an invitation for two to their wedding ceremony. How ironic. Either way, I happily accepted the invitation. Days flew past and I didn’t put much thought into the issue of my “escort”. On the day of the wedding, still with no suitable company, I consoled myself with the often wise words of my friend Steve who says, “you don’t carry the sun to the beach – you only pack your choice of sunscreen.”

DailyMuse: Alert – Don’t Blink, Its Dangerous

A fellow commercial/advertising photographer and good friend of mine (he doesn’t know it yet though), Chase Jarvis, recently wrote: WHO you are matters less now than ever before. Pedigrees no longer matter. You can go from nobody to famous, or rich, or happy, or successful without anyone else’s permission.