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42. Let Them Laugh At You

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly

~ Gershwin and Gershwin, They All Laughed

Don’t be self-conscious when strangers chuckle as you take exquisite photos of garbage strewn about the street. Little do they know how enriched your life is because you are an aesthete, that is, you are able to see (and capture!) the beauty in everything.

Besides, you’ll likely never see these ego-slayers again, but you’ll always have your picture.

“Romance is not thrashy. There's passion in romance. There's imagination. There's beauty. Besides, you can find some nice things in the thrash.”

~ Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King

*a smiling example: zen™'s buddha and his cut pal

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

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