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Mesut Selvi 1957 (TURKEY)
I was looking at my photos in my album to review my previous memories
After a few photos,I noticed my life's previous careers and my moods.
At the begining I saw myself as an innocent baby with indifferent face
Later I watched myself as a curious happy child with toys in my hands
Then I saw myself as a bashful silent teenager with a smile on my face
I was a young dynamic determined gentleman at our university's cafe.
I seemed like a confident challenger friend at our graduation party.
I was like an airy fisherman,showing a big fish in my hand,in a river,
With an old-fashioned car,I was like an exhausted ill-mannered driver.
Among the colorful flowers of garden,I was like a meditative gardener.
At sightseeings,I was like a puzzled tourist but a cautious foreigner.
I seemed like a bit lovesick fresh darling with my first lovely lover.
I was a strained groom but a cheerful one at my wedding ceremony.
I seemed like a lonely worker or a salesman while I was earning money.
In a photo I seemed like a patient jealous husband in a shoppingcentre
I was an anxious father between my son and daughter for their futures.
I seemed like a generous landlord with our relatives,at an indoorParty
While I was looking at my last photos among my other colleagues,
One of my photo was looking at me like an excited life-long contestant
Who was ready to a new career and mood that life would give me to test
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