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Incredibly rich and penniless. Welcome, happiness.

by Amapola on June 14, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My financial situation is rocky at the moment. And I firmly refuse to stay angry or distressed about it. This attitude helps me find the little hidden treasures of life. I realise that I don't need a single penny to quench my thirst for finding that simple image or gesture that transforms the ordinary into unforgettable, memorable beauty.

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