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    1. Lene says:

      There are times with this disease where it feels as if it’s gradually razing you down to the foundation – I was there about 3-5 years ago. The thing about being “erased” is that it allows you to build a new you – some parts the same as before, other parts new – and it can be quite intoxicating. It’s hard work, but can eventually make you a happier person. Not just because you can lay old ghosts to rest, let go of old baggage, but also because it allows you to reframe the losses as something that’s necessary before you can start building.

      If that makes sense?

      • Lene,
        I love what you wrote. Of course it makes sense. Shame on me for not going that one more step in my logic. That is why we format the camera: so we can take new pictures. :camera: Thanks.

    2. Shannon Trevizo says:

      as a photographer of the past i too am finding a new hobby hard… i used to crochet and knit and read books and take photos for a living. now i cant even take photos for fun it seems.. every picture i take is now from the same angle MY CHAIR…it gets tiring not having something to take my mind to an artistic level.I constantly try to fill the void of my lifes past and try anew but i cant find anything to fill that void.. what does everyone else do.. ive writen a bucket list of things i wish i could do and these things are on the list.. i find that its all things i used to do or things i do not have the ability to do anymore. My life pretty much sucks without something in my life to do.. Iam not wordy like dear kelly here is.. and frankly being on facebook all day filled my time for a while now im bored once again and i sit and cry looking for “something” ANYTHING i can do while i in pain.
      anyhow thought id share.. just in case theres someone out there with a magic wand. or maybe someone who needs a good cry along with me

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    4. I’ve never been any great photographer but I have a lot of trouble holding cameras also. I’m actually currently looking for something that’s little and lightweight but has things like optical zoom available.

      I have an Olympus FE270 which has been good to me but is on its last legs and urgently needs replacing. As I’m wanting to learn more about the manual side of photography instead of just “point and shoot” I’d like something that gives me more control when I want it but I’m concerned about camera weight.

      It sucks having to think of things like this when we’re buying things – I don’t want to have to buy a specific camera because it’s small and light, I want to buy the one that has the features I want!

      • My kids got me a little lightweight Powershot SD1200IS by Cannon for Christmas so I could take more pictures – the feature that I really wanted was a viewfinder since I’m old fashioned. But no – there won’t be as much manual stuff I thought I was going to learn – I have hardly gotten to learn anything on that Olympus b/c my eyes went w/ the RA too – I’m not selling it – or my tennis raquet for that matter – I’m keeping hope for us all.

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