Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Simply Be.

Simply be. That's what I learnt today. It popped up in the strangest of advert on the bus, a question in an exam, said in passing but meant to mean something different, written on a cake in a shop window. It was like a sign. Simply be. Simply being, I have realised, is what life is all about. Simply being and breathing and living every second and moment as if it is the best ever to grace your life. So that's what I'll be doing from now on, simply being. Simply being me, unapologetically.
Just like this dandelion, I guess.
f/1.8, ISO 100, 1/640
Examinations are going well. German was a little hard to be polite, Latin was fine and English Language today was perfect! :) Tomorrow I have Maths and Religious Studies. It scares me that these are the real things. No more retakes if you don't do well, no more "Oh well. You'll do better next time." But I'll be fine. :)


Blogger Jennifer said...

you will do fine, you will do great, you are very smart and you are you and thats the best thing of all, that you are you no need for any apologies! This photo is simply beautiful! Life should be more simple like this instead of everyone making things so complicated!

8:16 pm, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Angela said...

Glad to hear exams are going smooth. Good luck on tomorrows exams.

Beautiful photo. I think it really sums up the way you felt. Very lovely.

8:38 pm, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Jinksee said...

Good luck on the rest of your exams :D I'm sure you'll do awesome. That dandilion photo..that's my favorite 'flower' (if you can call it that.) Glad to see you captured it so well. :D

1:58 am, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Ellen said...

Lulu, you're so smart and insightful, even if you don't know the right answers I'm sure you can trick the teachers into thinking you do :)

Beautiful picture, I love dandelions so much and it makes me sad when people pull them up. Love the feeling here too, I'm been philosophizing about similar things lately and I think your said it very well!

2:55 am, May 17, 2007  
Blogger aboutimage said...

Good luck with the rest of your exams.

I always love reading your words -- so inspiring.

Stunning image. I love you pics

4:04 am, May 17, 2007  
Blogger AmyC said...

Lulu! I just love you! Have I told you that lately!?! You most definitely are very wise beyond your years...I've told you that before, too, right? Reading your blog always puts a smile on my face.

I'm glad to hear that exams are going well. I'm sure you'll do fabulously! :-)

4:11 am, May 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Maths and RS will be fine for you - you're a smart cookie (I can tell from your posts).

Just remember - the exams might seem like this HUGE thing right now, and the centre of everything. But get a few months ahead into A-levels, and you'll look back and think "I was worried about THOSE? They are so easy now!"

Because there's a jump into A-levels and you look back and realise how much you've learnt, even just over the summer, with no school.

And the summer means - time for photography! Does your school/6th form offer A-level Photography? (and are you doing it?)

Helen/dogeared (at work)

9:35 am, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Christie said...

I'm glad to hear things are moving along with your exams, Lulu.

That's you, just like the dandelion. :) It's unbelievable that you are learning to be yourself, *unapologetically* now instead of years from now. This will serve you well.

Keep up the good work with your exams. :)

1:58 pm, May 17, 2007  
Anonymous E said...

You will do great on the rest of your exams.. try not to stress over them too much..

good luck


6:56 pm, May 17, 2007  

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