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Some rules...we just dont follow...

Some rules...we just don't follow...

Here are two I broke:

(1) Decades ago.
When I had just turned 18, legal age in my country.
My boyfriend and I wanted to celebrate the end
Of his bachelor’s degree in a way we would remember.

We chose a beach in the exotic Caribbean
Where the sand and the warm sea met under the stars and the sun.

My parents would have “never” accepted if I had not made
A little…white lie saying I was also going there with a bunch of girls
Beside my boyfriend of two years. Of course, the girls were fiction…

This flight I will never forget, it was my christening of the air.
My love for airplanes and travelling began on that memorable day…
I even thought at one point we were stuck in the Bermuda triangle,
I am still laughing of the commotion I had caused ;) my nose against
The window and saying look, we are not moving, we are stuck in the heart of the triangle!

Once reassured I could not let go of the breathtaking view of the clouds
Everything was perfect, I was young expanding my horizon
With all the confidence and dreams a 18 old can have…

The week was magical
Don’t tell my parents…
(yes, it is me at barely 18, reflecting on life,
a picture taken by
my "beau" of the time...
from a 200mm, while i was still waiting
for him at our rendez-vous point)

(2) Rule number two broken:
ehm…this is not a freshly taken picture for the weekly challenge…
i am experiencing a bit of a glitch with my camera...
BUT i took this picture of my picture and post-processed it
a little while ago...

Footnote: We celebrated the end of his M.Sc in Canary Island,
California for the PhD - but nowhere for the divorce ;)
more years later ...

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PauloCGama27-Jul-2011 15:11
Love it.
Michael Tauber08-May-2011 05:08
You have an extraordinary writing skill which enables you to express profound memories, emotions, rationalities and sensitivity. Image is very well photographed and cropped.
Pedro Libório10-Oct-2009 23:17 the photo...and the "notes" ...
Flying Dutchman04-Jan-2009 00:58
A photo, a story and a lifetime in just a few words and pixels.

Very touching.....
Jola Dziubinska07-Dec-2008 02:34
Such a romantic rules breaking :)
carol j. phipps06-Dec-2008 02:42
Good one!
Jeff Lobaugh06-Dec-2008 00:21
Wonderful story!!
clark langley05-Dec-2008 19:08
great story,well done
And I think it qualifies just because it wasn't recent.
Yves Pinsonneault. Photographe05-Dec-2008 04:29
Superbe traitement ...
Nancy Lobaugh05-Dec-2008 03:56
simply beautiful...
Harrison05-Dec-2008 00:04
Nice image and personal history
Linda Matta04-Dec-2008 20:44
See, sometimes it's fun to break rules!
Knox O04-Dec-2008 19:33
J. Scott Coile04-Dec-2008 19:03
What a STORY! Well done.
Cindi Smith04-Dec-2008 18:23
Love this really works and yes, sometimes rules are made to be broken!
mathilda williams04-Dec-2008 16:18
aah, at least you have beautiful memories to treasure for a few broken rules... :)
Baine Carruthers04-Dec-2008 14:33
it appears that the parents knew what they were talking about, imagine that : )
Guest 04-Dec-2008 14:06
Lovely photo and incredible personable story!!! Thanks for sharing Claudia!
Ann...04-Dec-2008 13:58
Romance and rules don't really mix!!! Lovely idea for the challenge.
Ken Duckert04-Dec-2008 13:26
Goethe's rule - "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." That's a good rule. Life and breath is best around the edges.
Norbert Fortelny04-Dec-2008 12:53
Nice story, it is mandatory to break rules at 18.
Jeff Real04-Dec-2008 12:39
Beautiful in too many ways to count. Visual poetry and the memories....
Steve Mockford04-Dec-2008 11:43
Well I, for one, am glad you do not feel bound by rules. It is a lovely picture and a wonderfully memory that you have chosen to share with us...thank you.
j>a>e>17 :):):)04-Dec-2008 09:48
very poetic & endearing memory o'heart :):):) & i agreee sooo, j>a>e>17 :):):)
Barbara Heide04-Dec-2008 09:09
how romantic! oh breaks rules sometime...
An De Wilde04-Dec-2008 08:44
yep , some rules must be broken
Phillip Normanton04-Dec-2008 07:00
You mean you're not 18 now??? ;-))
Maaike Huizer04-Dec-2008 06:20
Great choice. Some rules are to be broken. Excellent entry!
through_the_lens04-Dec-2008 05:53
Breaking the rules big time... great fun
BleuEvanescence04-Dec-2008 05:23
LOL...yes and also no...
I took a picture of my picture :))) and the treatment is also mine ;)
but...clever remark...
Flo Hendry04-Dec-2008 05:12
Rule #3 broken...taken by someone else! LOL. "Don't let no one keep you from your Dreams, Dreams Die Hard" (Nils Lofgren), dreamy look. (I had my hard drive fail and lost almost all my photos except for about 20....:-(
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