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The Thinking Tree
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Published: May 1, 2009

What is life? Is life happens just when somebody else know about it? I mean, if nobody knows you're there, you might as well not be there, or even be dead. Am I right?
People search for the perfect life all around the world, but I know better. I was just thinking that there is an old Chinese saying that tells that if you stand long enough in one place, the whole world will pass you by. I know he said it because he said that while standing in my shade. I remember I thought it would be great if it was true. I could really "see the world". A few hundred years later I can tell you that if all I've seen is what this world has to offer, the world must be a sad place. Seasons change, Rain and then sun and again. Night becomes day and day becomes night again. Birds fly, land, take a crap, fly again. Sometimes a Jeep drives by leaving a cloud of dust. Hundreds of years that I'm here and now I understand that the old Chinese was just trying to be nice, and give me hopes for an interesting future, but sometimes a tree is just a tree. The less thinking I do, the better the time I have. Because, after all, what is time....


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North of the Negev, Israel
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Apr 25, 2009, 3:01:53 PM
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Sometimes in learning to find peace and joy in where you are right now opens up the whole world , th whoe universe to you
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It's great , Gilad! The title is a kill ! Kol hakavod . 
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Hello Gilad... I have lost touch with DA for quite some time now ... I used to love seeing your photographs here and I am glad that it was your work that has pulled me back to DA.
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Aaahhh! I see what you did there.
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Too perfect :) nicely done.
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Really love this shot!!!
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My feeling after browsing your gallery on the whole is your creative and philosophical mind and a feeling heart are impressive. Nice works.
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can i please use this as a reference?
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hi. i hope you don't mind but i've featured this on my blog,
i've set a click through link on this so that when someone clicks this picture on my blog, it redirects them here instead. (:
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Awesome!! Beautiful! :D
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You have been featured in my journal here: [link] :handshake: !
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Simple and sweet. Which is what makes this so amazing! :)
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Featured Here : [link] :D
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this is so true and i love it. :P
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