The sweet smell of excess….

I remember the excitement of “overdoing it”, the anticipation of “going too far” and the sweet smell of excess. The resilience of youth to absorb punishment in the form of recreational stimulants is Olympian when viewed in the rear vision mirror as I motor on through my life. Speed limits have a different connotation nowadays and day dreaming has taken the place of artificially induced hallucinations. Much as I would like to be going faster I have at last started to look at the breathtaking scenery through which I am passing which for so much of my life has been but a blur in my peripheral vision. I slugged most of the glass down without realising that it was nectar, but luckily there’s some left which I mean to savour to the last drop. My glass in still half full.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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38 Responses to The sweet smell of excess….

  1. discovervin says:

    This glass looks more than half full. Lovely image and positive thoughts

  2. miss nita says:

    Great post! I think many of us speed through life, always in a hurry to get to the next destination. I’m still learning to slow down and savour the present moment 🙂

  3. Sally says:

    Love it, the photo and the message……..very resonant for me too. Yep, happy to say I’m still very much a my glass is (at least) half full soul. Most days that is.

  4. I’ve always liked those little carafes and glasses that were more than half full 🙂

  5. Great post! I love a positive outlook 🙂

  6. Lovely, both the thoughts and the wine…
    As a lifelong Daydreamy Gal, it’s nice to see some of you Rush-Rush types come ’round to my way of thinking…all the disdain of the past is worth it when their eyes brighten, and they say, “Was this ALWAYS here? What HAVE I been missing?” 🙂

  7. Tessa says:

    Gorgeous photo! My glass is still half full too :).

  8. Tandy says:

    May that always be the case!

  9. I am printing this out and putting it on my fridge. It sums up how I feel, perfectly. Thanks, Roger.

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    Pity those who do not live long enough to realize it’s the journey that truly matters. Thanks for the reminder, Roger, and for another exquisite photo.

  11. love this photo. I think your glass is more than half full!

  12. Eha says:

    This catches you at a frantically busy moment, you read, scroll back to reread, and smile at the infinite sense for yourself also . . .

  13. Mad Dog says:

    Great picture! Moderation is a good thing – it stops us ending up like Robert Palmer 😉

  14. andylmoore says:

    Lovely post and glad to hear you see the world as half full (but your wine glass mostly empty).

  15. At least three-quarters full and, best of all, in beautiful light.

  16. ceciliag says:

    Fantastic piece and a vivid shot. I love it when you and Mad when you get together! Your comments today are hilarious! I am doing my home work this afternoon. I think all will become clear very soon! c

  17. Sometimes, the day is a blur for me so I can really appreciate this post. GREAT SHOT!

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