Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Christmas 2011: Image of the Year and Thought for the Day

My Image of the Year is the one below, taken from the film Third Star. When I first saw this, it quite literally took my breath away and my heart stopped dead.

Photographer: Jamie Stoker
Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-photos/

The reason I have decided to post this image, on this day of all days, is that I recently found out that a member of my extended family has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He only found out a couple of months ago, and I only heard the news this month, with Christmas approaching.

Prior to hearing the news, I was far too wrapped up in my own (very minor by comparison) worries and concerns. After hearing the news, I decided to start to truly value and appreciate the many good things that I have in my life - some very special people, friends and family - and to try and think more about those less fortunate than me, in a myriad of ways, and to try and help those people.

The still image above speaks a million words. It is dedicated to all those whose own lives, or those of their friends and family, have been touched by cancer ...
Tags: benedict cumberbatch, big society, film
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