Ronni Self-Portrait [December 2003]
After a snapshot journey that covers more than a hundred years, I have arrived at the present time just as a new year begins. If I had my druthers, this final photo would have been shot by einstein [ <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/einstein" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/einstein</A> ] whose extraordinary black-and-white portraits (which he insists are simple snaps) seem to penetrate to the souls of the people he shoots. Alas, einstein is in Edinburgh and I am in New York, so I am stuck with my inadequate camera skills.
Its been quite a trip, this fotolog. Ive learned a lot I didnt know about myself, my family, my friends and Im am pleased to have made some new friends here. Ive also learned a lot about our world and about life and about living from all of you while being astonished every day by the amazing images you create and the stories you tell.
Im going to take a rest from fotolog for a while to ponder on and adjust to some of the new and different understandings Ive come to. Ill still be lurking around, checking in with you all, leaving comments when the poor functionality of fotolog allows. I just wont be posting anything for a while.
Thank you, all of you, for the extraordinary windows and points of view on so many worlds, and for your many insightful, funny and kind comments here.
MANY GOOD WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2004.
On January 01 2004 5 Views
Druid On 18/01/2004
I just went through your entire flog, and as a newcomer to fotolog I just want to say "Wow," and "Thanks." This is a tremendous gift to the world.
Polaroid_billy On 09/01/2004
please lurk often. i always enjoy your comments on my log and love your photos. and i love people who lurk! keep in touch.
Sunartique On 07/01/2004
As you know, I didn`t always post a comment but your flog was a daily ritual. I enjoyed your photos and insightful stories. I thank you for sharing your words of wisdom along the way and wish you the very best in your journey through life.This is a beautiful self-portrait! :)Take care,Sunny :)
Mrsdeen On 07/01/2004
Thank you, Ronnie, for all that you have shared and the insights you saw in yourself that we identified with. I do hope you`ll return and share your new explorations with us. But I`ve been reading your blog, and it seems this has been coming for some time now.Till we meet again.Connie
Murd0r On 06/01/2004
Happy new year folks :D"Walk by faith, not by sight"
Boogers On 06/01/2004
I`ll miss you Ronni!
Einstein On 04/01/2004
happy new year ronni : - )
Lauratitian On 04/01/2004
the end? oh, no. it`s been a fascinating ride. we`re all so glad you shared so much, ronni.
Arto On 04/01/2004
Thanks for taking us along for the ride, Ronni.
Zinetv On 04/01/2004
I can not believe this is the end of your flog. Even if I didn`t comment I always looked in, it was something to look forward to. But as one of the themes of your flog is movement of time and inevitability of change I really should not be surprised. Hope you come back with other things to share.Lionel Btw nice self portrait
Colorstalker On 04/01/2004
Ronni, It`s a nice open shot. You look great. Thanks for your words, which always strike me as esp. self-aware. I`ve been feeling many of the same things -- that I need to step back & explore this phenomenom. This is why I continue to update a month at atime. But I can`t seem to get over my hunger for acknowledgment. Anyway, my congratulations to you for your thoughtful approach. I hope to hear from you in the future. Tim
Jkh_22 On 04/01/2004
don`t know quite what to say, except that i too will miss your intelligent/poignant/amusing contribution on the log (until you come back?!)...i admire your need/discipline to take a break..and i wish you well in 2004...all before your 100 comments are spoken for! with great respect and admiration, jenni
Zenzenok On 03/01/2004
Ronni, you resemble Hillary Clinton a little. I don`t mean that as an insult at all. Actually, I like her.We`ll be waiting for your triumphant return to fotolog.Peace in `04. Best wishes and Happy New Year.<A HREF="http://johnniek.blogspot.com" TARGET=_top>http://johnniek.blogspot.com</A>
Polaroid_billy On 02/01/2004
happy new year ronni! love and peace to you in the new year.
Ndouvid On 02/01/2004
thank you for the kind words on my log.
Ibanda On 02/01/2004
I hope you will keep coming back to fotolog Ronni - I have enjoyed your flog and its perceptive linking of image to personal experience. It looks to me as if you still have many more stories to tell us.
Plainclothes On 01/01/2004
And the times are changing so fast!
Wolf On 01/01/2004
Wolf wishes you all the best for 2004. Enjoy you pause from fotolog, but please come back.
Tatefox On 01/01/2004
Ronni,Needless to say, I will indeed miss your posts."Ideas are everywhere, but knowledge is rare."Sowell
Yolima On 01/01/2004
Hello Ronni, Happy New Year! It`s so nice to see you in the present day after having followed your journey from the past into the present. I will miss checking in with you and noticing how our lives ran along parallel tracks at times.....Perhaps you will get a digital camera and begin to photograph the world around you...Wish you all good things for 2004... Hope to see you back in fotolog in a little while. Y.
Inkdragon On 01/01/2004
Best wishes to you. May you find happiness and fulfillment in all your journeys.
Airchild On 01/01/2004
Hi Ronni, so nice to see your face of today! Althought I didn`t comment much, I have been looking at your flog through the past months and I find such rich history in your personal life and the people around you. It`s a pleasure to have "met" you and I wish you the best in 2004!
Trst2 On 01/01/2004
Thank you Ronni, it has been a pleasure to follow your journey. I wish you all the best for this year and hope you will come back to fotolog.
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