Saturday, February 9, 2013

Back in Nature

A   L   O   H   A  !


Oooo! Click on this one at least
" You must not pity me 
because my sixtieth year 
finds me still astonished. 

To be astonished
 is one of the surest ways 
of not growing old
 too quickly. "

Colette












" Sometimes 
you can tell a
 large story 
with a
 tiny 
subject. "

Eliot Porter 




'

                    










The Stamens on Lilies 
look like cell/mobile phone
towers.
And who is this?
Another ant steals
the scene!









Don't be shy now!
Pick up your head
and say "Aloha"
to the people.
















" Shall I not have
 intelligence with the earth?
  Am I not partly leaves 
and vegetable mould 
myself.  "

 Thoreau



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How good to walk outside.
My head cold is abating,
I'm one of the lucky ones.
"Healthy People Problems"
That's what I've got,
Hallelujah!

I have a friend 
who has MS.
He is much stronger
than I.

What a pretty statement,
beginning,
and ending,
with
" I "

Cause it's all about 
me.

As YOU
are all about 
you.

Except 
when we're
not.

That is something
very special
that happens
here - 
but not only 
here.

Except that when
it is occurring
we are always 
"Here"
indeed,
a very special
place beyond
time space fear.

My friend is strong
despite his body
his " I "
that will not 
cooperate.

Those of you
living with
chronic issues
have my deepest
respect,
more than that:
my Aloha,
my love.

Because we all have 
this commonality,
that someday,
healthy or struggling
we all
go into
Mystery.

What a privilege
to be one
among you.

Dedicated
to my Friend.
He knows
who he
is.



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                           Warmly, cloudia 




19 comments:

Dave King said...

You can always rely on a pearl from Colette. Fine post.

the walking man said...

There is strength of character and character of conviction where the two meet is a holy I.

Akelamalu said...

when yuou think about it there's always someone worse off than you isn't there? x

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy that you're feeling a little better Cloudia..and your friend is lucky to have you for his friend.

Adam said...

Yeah I hear MS is one of the worst things to get.

Brian Miller said...

it is a privledge to be one among you...smiles...we are all in this together...

aloha from va

Charles Gramlich said...

Unfortunately, my astonishment is sometimes of how Dumb some folks can be. I try not to go there too often, though. :)

TexWisGirl said...

you made me love the sky, then laugh at the ant, then expand my heart with your words of love and respect. :)

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿彡
Olá, amiga!
Suas fotografias são muito lindas, como sempre.
Entendi e admiro o seu poema, em homenagem ao seu amigo.
Bom fim de semana.
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿ °•.¸
¸.•°♡⊱彡

Anonymous said...

You're a good friend, dear. And surely you're not in "your 60th year." I just won't accept that; denial. DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

Each of you is irreplaceable!
Thanks Dears

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Such beautiful pictures. I feel warm all over now.

Flash 55 - Dreams

Teresa said...

Great post! Glad you're feeling better!

Cloudia said...

JOLLY!

Thanks SO much

Stefano Davanzo said...

Sempre splendide citazioni

Aloha & mahalo

Stefano

rosaria williams said...

"...we all go into mystery..."
Yes, indeed, pain adds a great narrative to our arc.

Karen S. said...

I feel so privileged too- and speaking of mysteries- why just the very sound of it makes me curious! Peace, Karen

Myrna R. said...

I think he's lucky to have you as a friend too. It will be an honor to go into mystery with you and your friends when the time comes 'til then, let's enjoy the mystery we're in.

Cloudia said...

Thank you very much