My camera lens broke!

I am so sad.  Today my camera lens malfunctioned.   I was in Chicago today for a doctor’s appointment.  If you are wondering, it went well.  My doctor gave me a clean bill of health.  It was nice to hear  her say to me that I could be an inspiration to many other people who struggle with health issues.  I don’t know about you but the anticipation of a Dr’s appointment is a bit of stresser.  It’s the unknown.  Anyone who reads my Blog knows that I follow a strict Ketogenic diet which is different then the more common American diet.  I’m on it a little over a year and very curious how it will affect my blood work up.  Last year after 4 months on the diet and everything was great!  I won’t have my current results until next week but Doc said all looked good.  I’ll keep you all posted.  Those who follow the diet with me an those who are thinking about it.                                                                                  In regards to the title of this post, referring to a broken camera lens, I never leave home without my camera and today was no different.  After my appointment I drove over to the  Buckingham fountain since it was only 10 minutes away.  It’s not running because it’s the winter but I still like to go there during the different seasons.  Snow brings on such a calmness.  Yes, even in a big city like Chicago.  The Buckingham fountain, one of the largest in the world, whether it’s gushing water 150 feet high or not is very impressive.  It’s absolutely beautiful.  It was a little weird  when I started using my camera this afternoon because it seemed to be acting up a bit.   It wouldn’t zoom in and out freely.  At this point, I had that bad feeling that there was something really wrong with it and I won’t be able to fix myself.  I didn’t let it stop me although I was feeling a little anxious.  One more time,  I had my eye to the view finder and decided to force the issue a little,  thinking, with a little bit of hope on my side I can get it to work.   Well,  that was it.  I did it!  Broken for good.  Now it doesn’t work at all.  Funny thing, the lens was moving nice and easy now but there was no more focus ability and I hear something moving inside.  Urgh!  I Guess I’ll be taking my camera and lens into a repair shop.  In the meantime I’ll need to find a back up so I’m not left with out my camera.  It’s like missing my right arm.  So this is my good story and sad story of the day.  Good for my health very sad for my camera.

Last Shot before the Camera lens malfuntioned.





DSC_0304Today of all days, for the word Sympathize to come up is quite a coincidence or is it not.  I’ve always been a believer that everything happens for a reason.  Unfortunately I have to believe  this carries over even when bad things happen.  It’s just harder to understand.  No coincidence, no accident just maybe that little bit of proof that we are all connected in someway.  For me I can find the connection with today and the word Sympathize because today is the one year anniversary of the passing of one of my dearest friends from childhood.  Today is a day of refection, thoughts of all the good times we had and the dreams we hoped to see in our lifetime, all the laughs we had that made for so many good memories.  Although her life was cut short,  I’ll keep going and hope to fulfill  some of those dreams we talked about.  I’m sure that is what she would want.  I hope you can sympathize with my story.      It’s a real sad day for me.  Tears flow.


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Dearly Beloved,

The other night, I was visiting the city you held your Chicago Freedom Movement.  Something that would change the world.  I must tell You, You picked an awesome City.  Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to myself.  From North to South it stretches so wide as high as the buildings appear to reach to the stars.  One of my favorite things about this big city is the reflection in the lake especially when the sun starts setting and you can watch through the cracks between the buildings as goes down, down, down then as the sun disappears the sky starts changing to different shades of blues and pinks and starts resembling a beautiful watercolor painting.  Now as that’s going on and the buildings start appearing darker and turning to a silhouette,  the  reflection intensifies, the lights start shimmering, sparkling, and flashing.  Do buildings really talk? These Chicago buildings can, and they do. Today they were talking for you.  It was a  message you once shared.   One never to be forgotten.   It was a reminder of your great work.  We remembered you as One of the most important men during the civil rights movement, A man who made a difference in our land.  You changed our World but unfortunately your life was tragically ended at a very young age.  Thank you Martin Luther King Jr.                                                                                               You had a Dream, and now, we live your BELOVED DREAM.