Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Collage Sheet Vintage Images & Inspiration & A Challenge

This collage sheet is free for you! A thank you to all the people that have made my first month here rewarding.
All of these images are from my personal collection, but not only do I love collecting photos but I love old poetry books, they are quaint ways of speaking from the heart that you don't hear the same way today.
So for those of you who look at things a bit differently (rust is lovely? old things that show how much they were loved are wonderful?) This is for you...

The Things That Haven't Been Done Before

The things that haven't been done before,
Those are the things to try;
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore
At the rim of the far-flung sky,
And his heart was bold and his faith was strong
As he ventured in dangers new,
And he paid no heed to the jeering throng
Or the fears of the doubting crew.

The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way,
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it's safe to go
On the road he has traveled o'er.
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.

A few strike out, without map or chart,
Where never a man has been,
From the beaten paths they draw apart
To see what no man has seen.
There are deeds they hunger alone to do;
Though battered and bruised and sore,
They blaze the path for the many, who
Do nothing not done before.

The things that haven't been done before
Are the tasks worth while to-day;
Are you one of the flock that follows, or
Are you one that shall lead the way?
Are you one of the timid souls that quail
At the jeers of the doubting crew,
Or dare you, whether you win or fail,
Strike out for a goal that's new?

A Challenge!
So, today look at the world with fresh eyes. See things as they aren't, take something mundane and simply everyday and turn it into something that isn't. And if you get a chance take a picture and come back and share it with us.
Have a Happy Day!
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The Lone Dollier said...

YIPPEE I'm the first post of the day!

I love the collage sheet. Thank you so much for sharing it. And the poem, that was marvelous and so true.


Rachel said...

Such a wonderful collage sheet. And then even more inspiration. Thank you.

Sue Abbott said...

Grrgeous sheet of images, thankyou. I love words and sentiments, they mean so much. Thanks for sharing them. x

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful post and poem and images,,,thank you for sharing these, it gives me a different way to look at the day.

marie said...

Hi Thespa, I've been looking through your blog tonight and I came upon this post ~ thank you so much for sharing these beautiful images. They're beautiful!

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