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Through the eyes of a child

Isn't this a lovely picture? And what an unusual angle it has been clicked from! My 9 year old clicked this one.
The kids school is having their christmas break.Yesterday, to keep them "creatively occupied" ( I am totally against kids watching T.V, or playing computer games endlessly--though I do let them once in a way) I handed my son the camera and told him to take five interesting pictures.
Of all that he clicked, I loved this one.
Reminded me of what my house must have looked like to the lizard that came in :-) (see my post 'The uninvited visitor')


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  1. You realy do manage to look at things in a different way..seeing the world through the eyes of your child or a lizard. I think it is one of the most important keys to world peace (if such a thing can be considered!) Learn to see the world through the eyes of your neighbour..try to understand their point of view..you made reference to this in an earlier post and I wholeheartely encourage you to never lose your hunger and passion to understand. We can make a difference!

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  2. I totaly agree with you that too much of TV and games spoil the kids.You are lucky that your son really took the picture.If I was the kid who got the camera,I would have tried to dismantle it(shall I say reverse engineer!)and put it back...except that some left over parts will be there which I would never know where to fit!

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  3. What a great idea - to tell your child to take pictures instead of watch TV! I'm sure your children are more creative than their tv-watching friends!

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  4. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Hi preeti, d and i decided to drop in our comments as well.We loved the picture that atul has shot.Keep posting more such shots of his!

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