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Taking a Risk

November 17, 2011

This morning I am thinking a lot about Risk Takers.. Do you know of any? As I ponder on the meaning of  risk  I think of mountain climbers, firemen, policemen, miners, servicemen/woman, astronauts, missionaries, and the list goes on. Are there any Risk Takers that you know of in your own community or circle of friends? To be a risk taker it opens one up to being rejected or ignored for being different, in many ways  and even for your preference of art, music and literature. One of my son’s replica of himself.

Another one of his creations

All of my children are creative in their own way and have their own unique style. These days I feel like an explorer. Like I am making new discoveries about myself in the form of photography. I really, really like what is shared by Otto at his blog. He talks about goals and dreams and developing your style.  It has encouraged me  on my path of  discovery..

Finding my style

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide

You have to risk going to far to discover just how far you can really go. T. S. Eliot

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2011 11:14 AM

    I really like the creations and I think your journey in photography is well-worth your efforts. I do know a few risk-takers. Sometimes I have to push myself outside of my comfort zone (which is getting real comfy lately).


    • November 17, 2011 1:05 PM

      I get comfy too in a lot of ways but I am thinking income so am looking at avenues..I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!


  2. Ellen permalink
    November 17, 2011 11:24 AM

    I’m a chicken risk taker. I especially don’t like not being able to see the shore. Our middle son is a real risk taker. I don’t like to watch. He really is in the right profession for his personality. Enjoy your new discoveries.


    • November 17, 2011 1:07 PM

      Hi Ellen, sometimes it is safer to live under the radar..Lol! I had a tendency for years to do dumb stuff that some might consider risky.. I have learned a lot from those days. (:


  3. November 18, 2011 7:36 AM

    Dear Roberta, your sons seem that very talented. I loved these creative works… And you are doing great too. To create something is so exciting and great fun… About take a risk… In an emergency situations, I can forget everything and I can take all risks… but normally I am not a one to take a risk… But living in this geography, like being in risk every time… A man came from Japan to help our people in the eastern side because of the last strong earthquakes… and he died under a building that was collapsed in second earthquake because it was an illegal building and no one said not to live in this building… Anyway, I hope I didn’t make change the subject of yours. Thank you, with my love, nia


    • November 18, 2011 12:29 PM

      Hi Nia, thank you for your response. Yes, often taking a risk means facing danger. My heart goes out to those that risk their lives for the safety of others. How sad for the gentleman that died in the building that was not safe. There are many buildings that are not safe to live in. My son’s are gifted in what they do but I really feel that we all have it inside we just have to tap into it,,It has taken me a long time to do so. I so enjoy getting to know you Nia seeing what inspires you.. (:


      • November 20, 2011 11:53 AM

        You are welcome and million thanks dear Roberta, this is a great connection, and it is so nice to know you too. Have a nice week, with my love, nia


  4. November 18, 2011 10:46 AM

    I think you are doing great with your photography! I find that I learn something new everyday, like your greatest shots are not always with an expensive camera; you can find the neatest things in your back yard; or be a risk taker and step outside the box. I have to give thanks to the real risk takers you mentioned. I’ll also have to check out Otto’s blog! And you son’s creations are great!! It looks like a lot of you has rubbed on on him….
    Have a wonderful day!


    • November 18, 2011 12:31 PM

      Thank you..Brenda! I feel like a kid in a candy store that has discovered something great as in photography.. Fun times! You have a wonderful day as well..



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