An Encounter with the GIFTED One


So I met one of the multitude of contacts on my blackberry at a wedding yesterday. We’ve been “friends” on facebook for years but this was my first time of meeting her. She is gifted….seriously her name is GIFTED. Although she warned me not to write this but I felt I needed to in order to make a point.

You see, I’ve been having a couple of people write or call me to tell me how helpful my photography-related writeups have been. Someone even went as far as insinuating its a GIFT from God. Well, I’ll like to believe anyone can work on expressing their experiences in writing for the benefit of others. The more you write, the better you get at writing. The feedback has been timely because I was almost getting discouraged.

The Gifted one was no different from one of the “encouragers” that came my way yesterday. Apparently she has been a fan long enough to know within herself that working with me will take her to her next level in photography. Although it might not be possible to have as staff/interns every single person that inquires, writing all these mini-articles is my attempt to bridge the gap. Either way, people still get to learn from my experiences without being at my office.

The Gifted one’s appreciation for what I do inspired me to keep doing whatever I’m doing that keeps inspiring people (and trust me, sometimes I have no clue). As a result of my encounter with the Gifted one, I was encouraged & strengthened to finalize the book I’ve been working on for a while now. The book is titled TEARS OF A HUNGRY PHOTOGRAPHER & it’s a compilation of the best 100+ articles I’ve written within the past 100 weeks. Tentative release date is December 15, 2013. I pray it will sell copies beyond the number of people in my immediate family. I pray.

So here’s to letting the Gifted one & every other person out there (especially those that read these articles and don’t drop a comment) know that I appreciate the time you take to “learn” from an enigmatic character like myself. I’m not perfect. I have issues I’m working on. But with God by my side, I will try not to disappoint.

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