Used To Be King

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© chris wigmore
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Our decisions reinforce themselves. If I choose A rather than B then, next time, it will be easier to choose A again, and harder to choose B.

I know someone who has held a grudge for so long that her face twists into ugliness at the mere mention of the offending party. I also know someone who has practiced goodness for so long that he can make the most heroic act of selflessness look effortless.

This frog, bless him, has a certain haughtiness in his expression that made me think about the way pride makes us smaller and uglier. What would we end up looking like if we were never to change, and if the soul were to live on forever?

15 responses

  • Joshua Blankman

    Joshua Blankman gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    Beautiful description and lovely picture. I don't think the froggy is that ugly :-)

  • Pimienta Vieira

    Pimienta Vieira said (24 Feb 2008):

    nice one.
    howd you get it?>

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore said (25 Feb 2008):

    thank you both :) pimienta, i was just out walking and i found this little chap sitting in the middle of the path.

  • Zatiro Vega

    Zatiro Vega (Deleted) said (27 Feb 2008):

    Talking about titles. "Used to be King" that's a title. A story in itself. A monarch dispossessed and condemned to live in a new form... maybe you are right, just the result of what we do to ourselves. Great shot Chris.

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (29 Feb 2008):

    your captions are very deep. thanks for making me slip into philosophy mode.

  • J. Conklin

    J. Conklin gave props (27 Mar 2008):

    In addition to the beautiful prose that accompanies this... this froggie (with his dirty nose) makes my day. Fantastic!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (9 Apr 2008):

    nice frog. i like this!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (9 Apr 2008):

    hey, NICE WORDS, too!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour said (13 Apr 2008):

    Great angle. The frog's facial expression looks almost human!

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (15 Apr 2008):

    Got my vote Chris, this is a nice shot - love the low angle!

  • David Rocaberti

    David Rocaberti (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    Got my vote as well. Nice writing, better picture. Congrats

  • Benjamin Leong

    Benjamin Leong said (30 Apr 2008):

    I like the story and the posing of the frog :)

  • Lindsey Combs

    Lindsey Combs gave props (14 May 2008):

    You have a way with words along with the great pictures :)

  • Chris O'Shana

    Chris O'Shana gave props (14 May 2008):


  • Heidi Williams

    Heidi Williams said (11 Aug 2008):

    This is fantastic!!! Love the close up!

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