24 December 2011

The Fisherman

Hamburg - Speicherstadt.
Hamburg - Övelgönne.
Germany. December 2011.

There he stood on the shore
With the world in his eyes
Then he left his home
And his family behind
And he cast his nets out
On the wide open seas
Where the warm winds cover
The face of the deep

The shadows stretch out
Through the streets of the town
And the dark lonely night
Sets its' snares all around
But the boats sail at dawn
Under confident skies
Where the men of the island
Leave to follow their lives

I remember the night
When the going got rough
How you fought for that sea
You were so worthy of
Though the storm raged and tore
Like a merciless fire
All you ever felt
Was peace of mind

(Runrig - The Fisherman)

According to a beautiful French song, fate promises us everything but gives us nothing in return. As far as I am concerned however, I would be ungrateful if I complained about my life right now. I love my job, and the colleagues and customers love me too. 

After all the blondes and brunettes I have met this year, last week I decided to go out with a girl from Namibia - she loves African food, Savannah Dry Cider and music by Brenda Fassie and Johnny Clegg and she has had a crush on me since we first met - I just couldn't resist. I had a wonderful date with her, went to a friend's concert, and there was more to come that night, but then she sent me five messages and several texts within the next day... she was already talking about a relationship... too much pressure... sometimes I wonder why people try so desperately to be with someone. Maybe it is this time of year...

I have not had much time to keep up with the blogs I am subscribed to, but here is a list of the posts I liked this past week: Kawasaki W650 motorcycle; an anecdote showing why Humphrey Bogart was awesome; Camerabag - a series of short films about photographers; a gallery of photographs taken in the Serengeti.

To all those of you who celebrate Christmas... I hope you enjoy a peaceful weekend in the company of your family.

Last but not least... happy new year!

- Dom


windy said...

Merry Xmas, Dominic

DeeBee L. said...

Life is always what you make of it isn't it!? There are always 2 sides, and we have the choice of looking at the bright side...
Have a great Xmas day, DeeBee

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much, Ian and DeeBee!

DeeBee... you're right about that! Always look on the bright side of life. :-)

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Lieber Dominic
Ich wünsche dir besinnliche, gemütliche und fröhliche Weihnachtstage.
Liebe Grüsse

joo said...

Hope you've had great time during Christmas and wish you happy last week of the year:)
As for relationships - well, people simply need them, especially in December:)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks! Had a few lovely days and have been busy at work.
Thanks very much! You have an awesome week too! :-)
Most people do... you're right about that.

T. Becque said...

As always cool photos! And yes, taking it slow is always a good thing when relationships (or dating!) is concerned.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks! :-)

joo said...

Me again to wish you beautiful and prosperous New Year:)

Dominic Doherty said...

Dziekuje! :-) Happy New Year! I hope it's going to be a great one - for you, for me, for everyone.

Babzy said...

thanks for your wishes , i wish you all the best in return ! :)

Dominic Doherty said...

You're welcome, and thanks very much!

AB said...

Amazing muddy colours in the last shot. I hope blogging resumes soon after the New Year's celebrations.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks! The reason for the colours in the last picture is the brightly lit Port of Hamburg... they're working 24/7 over there.
I have three days off this week - hopefully the weather will be good enough to take some pictures.