It doesnt matter what camera you use to start off with, its how you compose the photograph, using the 2/3rds rule, making the best of the light, how you deal with the shadows, keeping a steady hand. You can learn all this with a simple cheap camera. Then decide yourself wether to go for an expensive DSLR system, a less expensive bridge cammera that you can fit adaptor lenses to or a compact digital camera with more features. I still have and use on occassion a 35mm film camera with different lenses but digital photography is simpler and cheaper especially when developing costs are taken into account.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
© Max Ehrmann 1927
Familly has got to be the most important thing not to take for granted. I love cooking a meal forthe familly. Its important to put love and effort into it and trying to make it perfect in every way. Also communication and arranging to meet up as often as possible.
I was in a chemist in Goa when a little old english man of about 85 years came in and started a conversation with the pharmacist Old man "Have my Viagra tablets come in yet?" Chemist " yes sir they have arrived yesterday" Old man " Can you cut them into quarters for me please?" Chemist " But sir if I am doing that the viagra will not be doing what it should be doing" Old man" at my age I dont need it for that, I just dont want it dripping on my slippers first thing in the morning"