Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

August 2011

Little Dreams, Rome, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 31

Party, Malta, December 2009

Published 2011 August 28

Breaking Point

Published 2011 August 27

Going back to the office job reminds me of my father’s retirement (Breaking Point), and of Milton Glaser, one of the greatest graphics designers, speaking about aging (Ten Things I Have Learned - Milton Glaser):

Last year someone gave me a charming book by Roger Rosenblatt called ‘Ageing Gracefully’ I got it on my birthday. I did not appreciate the title at the time but it contains a series of rules for ageing gracefully. The first rule is the best. Rule number one is that ‘it doesn’t matter.’ ‘It doesn’t matter that what you think. Follow this rule and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late or early, if you are here or there, if you said it or didn’t say it, if you are clever or if you were stupid. If you were having a bad hair day or a no hair day or if your boss looks at you cockeyed or your boyfriend or girlfriend looks at you cockeyed, if you are cockeyed. If you don’t get that promotion or prize or house or if you do – it doesn’t matter.’ Wisdom at last.

Calle de las Jazmineras, Seville, Spain, April 2011

Published 2011 August 24

Procession, Seville, Spain, March 2008

Published 2011 August 24

Campese, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 13

L’Approdo, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 13

L’Approdo, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 13

Bar at Campese, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 11

Secca i Pinocchi, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 11

Vicino a Faraglione, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 11

Cala del Gesso, Isola del Giglio, Italy, August 2011

Published 2011 August 10

Anger

Published 2011 August 1

Large egos. Disrespect for others. Rudeness. Jealousy. Responses. Anger comes in a flash. Destruction. Too close to the time. Get away. No more illusions. Maybe that is the lesson?

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