A Long Walk Off A Short Pier

IMG_2075.JPGI don’t think my dad has ever used a curse word in his 74 years of life. As a kid, I often heard him say, “Take a long walk off a short pier.” He had a dry sense of humor but sometimes I thought that this was his nice way of telling someone to “Take a hike.” Funny how we remember things we hear from childhood.

When I looked at this photo this week, my dad’s quip immediately came to mind. I could just imagine a walk right off the end of this little pier.

My entry this week is more nostalgic than it is anything else. No beautiful path. Just a reminder that hurtful words can not be recaptured and that how we use our words is important.

In the movie, Step Mom, the biological mother often tells her son to “use his words”.

Words are a powerful tool. By adding some thought before use, we accomplish so much more.

I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane today as my entry for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 2014 #16.

Hey, the weekend is not far away. Have you had a good week?

Which Way Challenge: The Jaffa Race

Dunedin, New Zealand -this is the steepest street in Dunedin and the Jaffa race.

The Cadbury factory is located in Dunedin and they host an annual Jaffa race.

What is a Jaffa?

Jaffas are lollies. Chocolate with a red candy shell. They are round and about the size of a gumball or jawbreaker.
Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 2014 #15

Freedom Is Not Free

For to be free

is not merely

to cast off one’s chains,

but to live

in a way

that respects and enhances

the freedom of others.

Nelson Mandela

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #13