Thursday, November 1, 2012

After the Unthinkable

A   L   O   H   A  !
 " -treat all disasters
as if they were trivialities
 but never treat a triviality
as if it were a disaster.
"

Quentin Crisp













" Science fiction films
 are not about science.
 They are about
 disaster,
which is one of the
oldest subjects
of art. "

Susan Sontag 












"Tragedy
 is a tool for the living
 to gain wisdom, 
not a guide 
by which to
 live. "
 
 Robert Francis Kennedy 


















 " Instead of weeping
 when a tragedy occurs
 in a songbird's life,
 it sings away its grief.

 I believe we could
 well follow the pattern
 of our feathered friends. "

 William Shakespeare

 

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Even we
who only witness
the aftermath of the
 Storm
feel an emptiness,
empathy,
and care
for friends,
family,
and strangers
who are just now
living the challenge.


Do what you are able,
but do not despair.

Sing YOUR Song!


' Take Peace & Laughs - Leave Your Comment '

Thanks for visiting!
                              Warmly, cloudia

27 comments:

Dave King said...

Long ago (I decided to make Quentin's maxim mine. I ad forgotten to keep it fresh. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Erika said...

I'm glad you are well. Ciao cara amica Cloudia

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ladyfi said...

A lovely post - and let's think of the countries that have been affected much worse than the USA - for example, Cuba and Haiti.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sf films are about disaster. That's an interesting statement. my first response was to reject it but maybe I need to give it more thought.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Awwww I love that putty tat! Show us more pleeeeease!!

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia- very comforting words, encouraging us to live out loud and I shall be singing all day long!- Karen

TexWisGirl said...

loved the shakespearean message. :)

G-Man said...

The Queen of Comfort...Cloudia!

LOLfromPasa said...

I am doing just that, 'Taking Peace with me.' Thank you :).

rosaria williams said...

A time to reflect, rebuild, refocus.

Giga said...

Pierwsze zdjęcie jest niesamowite, a i cytat pod nim dobry. Pozdrawiam.
The first picture is amazing, and even a good quote under it. Yours.

ANITA said...

ohh boythat was a very beautiful posting!!!!

thank you!!I neede those ones!!!

alots of hugs from norway!!))

A said...

I hope everyone is safe.
Happy November Cloudia!

Adam said...

I like that graffiti art

Filip and Kristel said...

Good graffiti picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Brian Miller said...

i feel for those affected in the US and beyond...so much of life is turned upside down...but tragedy as well is one of the greatest things to bring us together...

aloha from va

SandyCarlson said...

True and beautiful. Thank you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Water is nice when it is where we want it. The sound of the ocean waves and blue sea is wonderful and calm. Wish it wasn't misbehaving back East. Makes a big mess. The old photos where Mad Mother Nature has hit before are interesting to see. So much has been built up, just asking to be knocked down. Prayers said. Like the saying that "pets are people too," as a nurse I can say that "hospitals are buildings too," and can have trouble in such horrid storms. (Gotta stop watching Piers on CNN.) DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

I love you, my friends.


Thank you

kaykuala said...

Cloudia,
You have powerful credentials involved in many community projects. I'm in awe, Ma'am!

Your postings tell me you are also artistically inclined and very talented.

It's sad that the eastern coast gets the brunt of the disaster.

Hank

Out on the prairie said...

A bit of support and lovely pics as usual.I'm glad you enjoyed my adventure.

The Elephant's Child said...

Your usual beautiful, apt and empathic post. Thank you.

magiceye said...

Brilliant images and wise words!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!

EastCoastLife said...

Glad that you are fine and your island is not affected by the storm.
Happy weekend!

Lisa said...

I can't get over the extend of impact. They said it was category 1. I do have relatives in New Jersey I have not heard from. Your pictures are beautiful, your quotes awesome.

Lisa said...

And this is still me, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

each of YOU

makes my day WONDERFUL


Gratitude!