Reflections II – Monday, July 18, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Photography: Big – A Point of View

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You may think of me as cute and tiny
Not even as tall as your knee
But I assure you size is relative
I’m as big as I want to be

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Next to an ant, I’m a giant
Though not so next to a tree
But a word of warning, I bite
Disrespect me, and you’ll surely see

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My bite is bigger than my bark
Because cute isn’t taken seriously
But if you treat me with big dog respect
I promise to love you deliriously

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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13 Responses to Reflections II – Monday, July 18, 2016

  1. Alok Singhal says:

    Hahaha, this is so cute 🙂

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  2. sojourner says:

    Cute! Good dog!

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  3. underswansea says:

    Hi Carol, loved the poem and photos. He sure looks like a good dog and why shouldn’t he demand respect. Been enjoying your photos. If you don’t mind I will share my observation. You are a documentary photographer, you want to share and tell a story with the photograph. I consider myself the same kind of photographer. The story or showing is more important than anything else. Keep up the good work. Bob

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    • Yes, he is a good dog. He came with the name “Pinto,” emphasizing the importance of his “cuteness” to those who encouraged him to develop not-so-cute “small dog syndrome” behaviors. Then, he was abandoned by a number of owners before he came here more than 2 years ago. He is calm and peaceful now, and although sometimes mischievous, he is delightful company.

      I also want to thank you so much for your comments, Bob. I respect your work and am in awe of the beauty and skill I see in your photos. I didn’t realize that I use photography (and words) to tell a story, “what is,” from different perspectives. I’m deeply grateful for your feedback and words of encouragement. 🙂


  4. wolfegeo says:

    Just goes to show you that size is more than a measure of height and weight. Love the pictures and the stories you tell with them.

    Liked by 1 person

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