classicnomad "Gone Too Soon"

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky 
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon. ...Michael Jackson

Dedicated to Jaime Pritchard. Dear friend and one of the brightest stars in the firmament of humanity. Thank you for your smile, your laughter, and for that unforgettable sparkle in your eyes.
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  •   katamarikaboodly PLEASE COME BACK TO MRS KEARLS CLASS!!! PLEASE DAN! 3d
  •   classicnomad @katamarikaboodly Ahh... Thanks for the invitation, I would love to return! However, we're currently trying to save up for our next global adventure...which will last a few years. So, that means you probably won't be in Mrs. Kearl's class when we visit next ...but be sure to tell her I said hello! And feel free to follow along for the big excursion ahead 😀 3d
  •   katamarikaboodly I am 100% looking forward to your new stuff! Mrs.Kearl told me all about what you guys are planning to do. I hope it all goes smoothly. 3d
  •   katamarikaboodly I'll be sure to make it back to kearl's class in a few years for the day you return! I haven't forgotten your art. 3d
  •   classicnomad @katamarikaboodly Thank you SO much! It means a lot! There will be MANY new adventures to come...Viva la Vida! 3d
  •   edboo12 Great shot 3d
  •   classicnomad @edboo12 Thank you! 3d
  •   kai_adventures I could spent the whole day staring at the Taj Mahal! Lovely shot! 3d

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classicnomad The new do abrew for the slew of who's who in Burmese school fashion ...an un-rushed/ non-brushed/ slightly-mussed/ no-fuss style which justly fits every wide-eyed child with a sly beguiling smile. #nofilter #Burma #myanmar #childrenoftheworld #globalportraits #globetrotter #wanderlust #style #fashion #hair #beauty #ig_portraits 4d

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classicnomad The Jaipurian kid who meant well.
There are faces and experiences which are indelibly cemented in my vagabond mind...this is one of them--for not so positive reasons. It's true that not all travel involves happy locals and sunny skies and there's no time or space here to elaborate completely. Suffice it to say that he catalystically unleashed an unexpected chain of events which escalated from his good intentions to the viciously malicious designs of some local thugs. #jaipur #incredibleindia #India #globalportraits #global_hotshotz #ig_portraits #childrenoftheworld
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  •   classicnomad Initially, he asked for a simple portrait -> then requested friendship --> which lead to an invitation to his brothers wedding later that night --> as he excitedly ran home to inform his family, he first introduced me to a smarmy family friend (with plans of his own)--> Smarmy offered pre-wedding dinner plans with some amigos --> I should have departed when an aged street sage secretly warned me (like an oracle) that 'smarmy' is BAD news (I should have listened) --> following grub, a rooftop tour with a view was enjoyed --> where a request for money (which became a forceful demand) was made in an awkwardly inescapable location (doors to the exit locked) ....supposedly this was to secure "a wedding gift" --> an eventual temporary rescue was made by the Nepalese family next door who sensed my eminent danger --> a chase scene on the streets of Jaipur ensued --> cinematically, I hid within the wedding parade as we marched noisily through the streets of Jaipur in bright costume and great pomp --> by the time I reached an available tuk tuk (20 minutes later) there were still seveal thugs in hot pursuit. I had also been reunited with this pleading boy (begging me to stay and meet his family) and a VERY drunk stranger who latched onto me with his meathooks (undoubtedly a wedding crasher)...he was brash enough to attract the attention of the desperate thugs on my tail. The great escape finale found me leaping from the parade into a tuktuk while repeatedly screaming "GO!!!" to the bewildered driver while clutching my camera and backpack and physically fighting off the assault of a drunkard, a lost boy and a handful of thugs. Thirty frantic minutes brought me to my hostel ...and that was when I decided to call it a night. 5d
  •   albatross.photography Brilliant Page:')Love your Gallery and this post especially.Please do check out our gallery as well.Maybe follow us if you like it. 5d
  •   teddiebs Oh. My. Goodness! @classicnomad 5d
  •   brentmaria Wow!!!! 5d
  •   pieramenozzi You should write a book about your travels! 5d
  •   suzannedowhayden A book with plenty of photos. 5d

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classicnomad There's always a golden ray of hope to light a world marked with dark times. #egypt #cairo #rayoflight #hope #sunset #life #wanderlust #globetrotter #global_hotshotz 6d

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classicnomad Life's not all sunny skies and sandy beaches...which is why we must treasure those times when it actually is... Viva la vida. Life is too short. #Caribbean #britishvirginislands #tortola #sunnyskies #sunnydaze #lifesabeach #locallife #snorkel #wanderlust #doyoutravel #backpacking 6d

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classicnomad Azul Patagonia ...an unforgettable sunrise photoshoot (captured by three new amigos from different continents who had embarked on the Torres trek of a lifetime)...thank you Jorge & Roland, for making it easier to crawl out of a warm sleeping bag at such an early hour to witness the gorious awakening of Torres del Paine before the trekking masses attacked the trails. Next year in the Alps, my hermanos. A special thank you to Marije--for that shared glacial swim in Lago Grey. #patagonia #gotakeahike #greatoutdoors #wanderlust #chile #torresdelpaine #trekking #globetrotter #backpacking 1w
  •   szollnerm Hey! If you come back to Chile in your next round-the-world trip, you're welcome to stay at our place! 1w
  •   classicnomad @szollnerm We will return...not exactly sure when in Chile, pero pot supuesto! Where are you in Chile now? 1w
  •   classicnomad Thank you...for the offer :) 1w
  •   szollnerm @classicnomad I'm in Santiago. 1w
  •   classicnomad @szollnerm Fantastic! I know we will be in Lima again, not sure about Santiago this trip....pero quizas! Abrazos 1w

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classicnomad Mexicool ...celebrating with the masses on December 12th at the ultimate Mexican fiesta. The shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world. Over the Friday and Saturday of December 11 to 12, 2009, a record number of 6.1 million pilgrims visited the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the apparition. #mexicocity #ciudaddemexico #festival #fiesta #Holiday #guadelupe #globalportraits #globetrotter #wanderlust #virginofguadalupe #instagram_portraits 1w

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classicnomad Butch Cassidy: "Jeesh, all Bolivia can't look like this." Sundance Kid: "How do you know? This might be the garden spot of the whole country. People may travel hundreds of miles just to get to this spot where we're standing now. This might be the Atlantic City, New Jersey of all Bolivia for all you know." ....Uyuni is another planet. Where flamingoes frolick by the thousands at 12,000 feet above sea level...the lakes run in all colors of the rainbow from red and blue to black and green...incredible place!

#Bolivia #uyuni #wanderlust
#Gardenspot #amazing #doyoutravel #greatoutdoors #animalplanet #flamingos #globalportraits #globetrotter #backpacking
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classicnomad Arguing the finer points of Buddhism at the Temple of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala's "Little Lhasa" of Mcleod Ganj #monktastic #dharamsala #incredibleindia #tibet #mcleodganj #dalailamatemple #buddhism #globetrotter #globalportraits #doyoutravel #wanderlust 2w

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classicnomad The Jets of Saint Maarten... Where you can get sand-blasted on the beach by commercial airliners on a routine schedule--but hold on to your hats...and children! #Caribbean #saintmaarten #sandblast #sunscreen #tropicparadise #wanderlust #globetrotter #bigoljetairliner #sintmaarten #sunshine 2w

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