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Could I offer you a nice big slice of FEAR?
February 20, 2008, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Body, cork, Fear, Mind, Spirit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fear

(fîr)

n.

1. a. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.

b. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.
2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish.
3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.
4. A reason for dread or apprehension.
 I decided to take a turn from my usual goofy-ness for this post to talk about something a tad bit more serious. I was walking merrily in town when a word randomly came to mind, FEAR. What is fear to you? Is it a colour? A texture? A smell? Everyone fears something or someone. Be it God, our parents, spiders or even polkadots! The point is, we all fear something… and the purpose of this post is to see what people are afraid of…. you can add as many fears as u want… no matter how silly u may think they are… and just to start you thinking… I am gonna write down a few of my own fears, and I hope my readers can appreciate the courage it took for me to write this down:
1) Spiders I would sooner grab a snake by the fangs than allow a spider near me…. (cringe)…. I don’t remember any traumatic experience that involved spiders but i just do NOT like them at all.
2) Heights Ever since I could remember I’ve been afraid of heights. Even as a child so much as learning to ride a bike (which I still can’t bring myself to doing!) was one of the scariest things I ever tried to do!
3) Failure Now this fear is one of my worst… I am not afraid of dying because its inevitable…. but the fear of death without accomplishment is what I fear…. I want to die having given something back to the world, and not being able to do that to me is, failure.

“A problem shared is a problem halved.”

If you aren’t comfortable revealing your name thats not a problem for me. Just leave your fear on the page for myself and others to see… theres nothing to be ashamed of…nothing to lose….. and theres no judgement here… I just wanna know…

What do u fear?

P.S. This post was NOT meant to depress or scare anyone… its just a thought that came to mind today when the word FEAR came to mind 😛
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Oh holy moly!
January 31, 2008, 12:01 am
Filed under: cork, photography | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork

Ahhh…. hello there again…. todays post is well…. u probably saw it before u even read this!! Those who know me know one thing I am passionate about is my photography… so I thought I’d share some of this passion with y’all :> What ur looking at is a photograph I took of Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral in Cork City. It was built in the 19th century in honour of the patron saint of Cork (duh!). Now the story of how I came about to take this picture is actually quite funny:

I was chilling at a friends house one day after classes munching on a bar of Dairy milk chocolate when I took a peek out the window at the cathedral… the sun was just setting and the sky was the colour of the warm organic honey my mama used to shove down our throats as children (everyday!!! I tried to avoid it by sleeping in a little extra… doesn’t work!)…. AAAANNNYWHOO…. I quickly jumped up, snagging a whole toe on the coffee table to fetch my camera from my backpack to take this shot. Et voilá! Totally worth the blinding pain of my toe AND my picture had a story to tell!

I like this photograph for a number of reasons, one being the feeling that sunset gave me when I first set my eyes on it, like there was an explosion of warmth and passion right behind that building! On another note, I’d love to get your feedback on what you think of this photograph! (I DID use a film camera to take this picture and it didn’t exactly scan perfectly but thanks to Mish it looks muy better than the original scan! Phew)


Now that I’ve conquered the craziness surrounding the fear of showing my photographs to people, you will be seeing more and more of them! I plan to take my #2 trip to the Lough this weekend if the weather stays this nice or if I’m really lucky I’ll go to Fota Island and shoot the penguins!

And that ladies and gents concludes post number 3 of Mollie’s Blog of Stuff. Thank you for tuning in!

(Mol Bows)

(Applause)