THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Odds & ends

I've been away from Bloggerville doing many different things. I've traveled a lot this month (both for work and for pleasure). I still have a lot of catching up to do with all the blogs i frequent.

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My two best friends - the Devil and the Scarecrow- got hitched on the 20th. I had my work cut out as the Devil's appointed photographer. She is a pretty little Devil but with the Scarecrow by her side, she looked her evil best. ;-) She'd promised to smile for my camera ONLY and since she broke her word, it's perhaps a good time to tell her that i was bumping beers with the Scarecrow groom until 3:00 am, just hours before the wedding. :D
I wish the very best for them. I hope they like the photographs.


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The magazine (Balyam Kosam) which was to print a photograph i'd shot has its latest issue in print with the photograph on the front page. Another magazine (Transmission Lines) has requested a travelogue with photographs. Transmission Lines has already printed a couple of book reviews i've written on "My Temporary Son" and "Maus". These magazines have small readership/circulation; nonetheless it's exciting to see your work and name in print. It's a different high. :-)

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I donated blood yesterday. While i lay on the bed thinking random thoughts and playing with numbers as is my wont, i gave myself a new goal in life. I want to donate blood for the 50th time on my 50th birthday. Counting down from... 47... :-)

EDIT / UPDATE 27/12/2008: Added photo.

37 comments:

Cinderella. said...

Hello !

Guess what, this post was the nicest thing I have read in a long long time. Thnx for this. Somewhere it made me feel nice inside.

Btw could you gimme you email so I could send you an invite..I aint blogging anytime soon, but perhaps I wanna keep the link alive. That ok with you ?

I'll come back to check for your email since we have no other source of convo other than this.

Take care.

Agnes said...

So happy for your friends. Marriage is a beautiful things.

And awesome on getting your photographs published :-)))

And how nice of you to give blood.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Trevor.

WarmSunshine said...

Welcome back Trevor!

Donating blood?? Wow that's something really noble :)

@ Cindy

Whatever happened to your blog? I can't seem to open it.... it says I don't have permission to view this blog.

Anu Russell said...

finally back!!! Lazy butt...now buck up and start something to entertain us also...

anyways good to see that everything is going on smoothly and on right track for you :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Cinderella

Hey!!! It makes me so happy to see you here. It's holiday season - the season of giving and spreading cheer. Glad to have touched your heart. :-)

My email is sisinthyATgmailDOTcom. I'm totally OK with waiting for however long it takes for you to blog again. It definitely is worth the wait. :)

I hope life is treating you well. And oh, Merry Christmas!!! :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Agnes
Truth be told, marriage scares me. But the idea of marriage and the institution in itself appears very beautiful. I wish you and Geoff a wonderful married life. :-)

Thank you for your encouraging words. Perhaps there'd be a day when i would shoot you in action somewhere in India. :-)

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and have safe fun-filled trip ahead.

Trevor Penn said...

@ Mehek
Really??? I think it's the easiest way to be a useful part of another life. :-)
Merry Christmas, Sunshine. :-)

Trevor Penn said...

@ ARTie
LOL, yeah i'm back but i'm still lazy. :p
Have a safe+fun trip to CA. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you next year. :)

Talking To My Soul said...

First to see, last to comment, eh! That's me, Crooner.

Why can't we see your photographs on the mag on this blog, man? That would be great. Do that and great going, I say.

Marriage is great, I guess, so far as it is "entangling" others!!!!!

Yes, blood donation is a great feeling. I know since I have donated.


Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings.

*cheers*

Agnes said...

Thanks Trevor, and a happy new year to you too :-)))

Love;
Agnes

P.S.: Is there a way to correct comments? My earlier comment had typos in it... oh well, it's not that important... :-))

P.P.S.: Oh, and when you find the right person, marriage is awesome. I've been married for 5 years :-)))

Trevor Penn said...

@ Soul
I'm not complaining. I knew you'd come around, Sib. ;-)

There's a reason why i pulled down the photographs. I'll make it public soon. Until then, bear with me. :-)

Thanks for the kind words and Season's greetings. I hope you had a *sleepy* Merry Christmas. ;-) Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful time ahead.

Trevor Penn said...

@ Agnes
To my knowledge, there isn't a way to edit comments. :-(

I guess i'll find out about marriage sooner rather than later. For now, i'll just take your word for it. :-)

Agnes said...

Well, yes.
I don't remember seeing the henna picture before, did you just add it to your post? It's quite beautiful.

A Reader from India said...

Congrats, the photo looks beautiful.

Donating blood in the season of giving, way to go!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Wish you a wonderful New Year.

:-)

Diana said...

Hi Trevor.

First of all..Congratulations and my best wishes to both scarecrow and the Devil.

This picture is very beautiful Trevor. Send me the link to the published pictures..wanna see them...

Trevor Penn said...

@ Agnes
Yep, you've got some keen observation skills. The picture is a late addition. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ A Reader from India
Thanks much. :)
Seasons greetings to you and your loved ones.

Trevor Penn said...

@ Diana
Thanks, Di. The magazine doesn't have an electronic version. I'll probably scan the cover soon.

rashi_pratibimb said...

....was that pic captured by you???
Awesome:)
Would luv to see your published photographs!!

Btw, merry christmas and a very happy new year!

Trevor Penn said...

@ rashi
Yup, thank you, that's just one of the shots from the Devil and Scarecrow's wedding. :)

As of now, there's only ONE published photograph. Hopefully many more to follow.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy 2009.

Swayam said...

woah congos... i am not surprised... happy new year...:)

Keshi said...

o so that was why u were missing. :) Nice to hv ya bak, WB!

and hey Happy New Year Trevor! ur a really compassionate and loving soul. God bless ya!

Keshi.

~vagabond~ said...

What a lovely photo! The gold really does stand out against the monochrome background. Nicely done. :)

Talking To My Soul said...

Crooner,

Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Be good.


*cheers*

Diana said...

Happy New Year Trevor.

Trevor Penn said...

@ Swayam
Thank you and Happy New Year to you too. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Keshi
Not quite back yet, Kesh. Just got back today and will be off again in a couple of days... Busy busy time for me...

Happy New Year to you too, Kesh. You spread so much cheer, I hope most of it rubs on to you. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Vagabond
Muchos gracias. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Soul
Happy New Year to you too. Keep smiling. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Diana
Happy New Year to you too, Diana. :)

Keshi said...

aww tnxx!

hey its time for u to come back now...ur taking way too long!

Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

@ keshi

I've been working like a beaver and traveling a lot on duty. Just got back to home base today. I'll write soon. :)

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ChAsMeBadDoOr said...

i loved the pic.. selective coloring is looking good[:)]

Trevor Penn said...

@ chasmebadoor
glad you liked it. :-)

ChAsMeBadDoOr said...

:)

state of mind? said...

i just totally luuuuv d pic....

bless u n ur lenses to generate such good stuff!