(adj.) – Origin: German – Definition: The freedom of not being watched by a parent or superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want.  It can also mean free of storm I am told.

My sisters and I grew up without a lot of parental supervision.  We mostly did what we wanted. For the most part I think we turned out ok despite all of the freedom and lack of supervision.  We had family trips every year and despite the lack of supervision I think mom and dad provided us with a lot of good and bad examples of how to live which helped shape all of my adult decisions.

Sometimes I think we did so well BECAUSE of the lack of parental supervision.  I think we did ok. We learned (mostly) to treat others with respect or turn away from those we are not interested in.  Don’t be afraid of making mistakes in your life because no one can raz you like your family can.  It’s ok to ask questions because dad always brought a book to read.  Dream big because it is better to fail big .. like really big.. because no real lessons are learned by failing small.

I think for me the most important messages from both mom and dad were to laugh long and laugh at yourself.  Have fun, be honest, and don’t quit.  I think that is what stands out when I look at my sisters.  No matter what happens we pop back up, we laugh hard and work hard.  We don’t quit. I think too much supervision might have taken some essential mistakes (learning opportunities) from us.  I think we did ok.

kids: Dap; hobbo; aberdeen; anne; tony; katrina;

Favorite faces Favorite places

“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” 
― Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Faces are really beautiful to me.

Nigerian Faces I loved

What do you think is the world’s most recognisable container of information? It’s the human face. We are constantly reading each other and responding.

Jan Chipchase

Faces I loved in Nepal

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?

Pablo Picasso

Beautiful faces in Venezuela

There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.

Irvin Kershner

Beautiful and crazy faces in Korea


Other posts on faces from Where’s My Backpack

Figments, Middleton, Food Face, Elizabeth, Cee, A frog, Le Drake, Oh danny Boy, Quotidian, Lady Lee, Woolley, Tanzania, Sue Judd, Elizabeth, Mecyme, Regional

Little ens..

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Behold the little’ens…


Happy On a Hash

On On.. With such a short time left in Nepal, I am really trying to get out and soak up more culture.  Ailsa’s theme laughter is a great way for me to get back into posting.  I hope you enjoy.

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Through a child’s eyes..New Delhi

Some of my favorite shots of the youngins in New Delhi.


We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.    ~~ Stacia Tauscher

Through the eyes of a child you will see the world just as it ought to be.

Author: unknown


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