Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News Fasting

A L O H A !
" You yourself, 
as much as anybody
 in the entire universe,
 deserve your love
 and affection. "
                Buddha









Tiny People on a Tiny Bridge -OR Am I Dreaming?

" There are very few 
monsters 
that warrant the 
fear we have 
of them."
       Andre " Le Giant" Gide





"The light of the future
 casts the shadows 
of tomorrow."
                 Sun Ra 




([:])

You and I care;
We are not sociopaths.

When we see others
in pain
we feel pain too.

Heartbreak, we know,
causes brain activity
identical to physical
pain.

People, and animals
even die of a broken
heart.

Today our world
is hyper-linked.
And thanks for that,
or I would not 
even know
Y O U.

But it also means
that we are exposed
to war, violence,
intransigence,
ignorance,
intolerance and greed
24/7 with
each breaking news
story.

We must be aware,
we must vote
and share
our truth.

BUT NOT
All Day / Every Day.

The first meal
of the day
is called
"Break Fast."

Digestion is best
when given regular
rest.

Your heart,
brain,
and soul
too.

After leaving Your
"Hello" in comments,
visit another online
friend, play with
you family.

Just rest
from news
for awhile.

Whatever is good,
or beautiful 
or true-
feast on THAT.

After all:
We ARE what
we eat!

I love you,
                                 cloudia

27 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great advice, Cloudia! Sometimes the news makes me feel pessimistic.

TexWisGirl said...

good advice.

loved the shadow shot.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, I do like that "Break Fast" like music of the waves! I'm grooving with monsters that have big hearts, blue fur and a mouth full of COOKIES!

DeniseinVA said...

Love this post. You always have such great advice and along with them soothing photos and quotes. Coming hear is my Break Fast any time of the day :)

Thank you for leaving such sweet comments on Father-in-law's D-Day trip to Normandy. He is going to love reading them.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That shadow is amazing. It's like some other creature entirely!
~

Teresa said...

I love the tiny people on the bridge. News fasts sound good! I like the good old days when the evening news was limited to just an hour...

Cloudia said...

So glad you folks liked that girl's shadow with a life of its own.

Thanks, dears

Charles Gramlich said...

Empathy can be a kind of curse.

Myrna R. said...

I love the shadow picture too. And your advice is invaluable. The news tends to make me nervous and to focus on fear.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for spreading your thoughts and images!
I am in Norway now and planning to enjoy this , probably last time that I visit this great country!
Wil

Elephant's Child said...

Sometimes (often) the news makes me despair. And then I see, find, absorb some beauty and some magic - which eases the pain.

EriKa Napoletano said...

Nice quotes. Thanks for sharing. Kisses from Italy.
Erika

Fireblossom said...

This is exactly what I needed to see today. It's perfect. Thanks, girl.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful!

Vagabonde said...

I have been reading on the US Civil War and all the destruction to Southern civilians (mostly women and children) and the burning of their houses, destroying their crops and killing their animals – that was 150 years ago. Unfortunately we are still at it somewhere in the world – don’t think it will change in my lifetime. You are right – get up with a nice strong cup of coffee and a yummy croissant, look out at the birds and the sun, and life is still worth living.

Beach Bum said...

" There are very few
monsters
that warrant the
fear we have
of them."
Andre " Le Giant" Gide


You've read my current post, those fictional creature have given me nightmares. Mainly because the way they were created makes them so difficult to defeat.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots.

It can be too overwhelming at times to watch the news.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is good to take a news fast. Sometimes it is just so hopeless and gruesome.
cheers from the north

A said...

Lovely sentiments :-)

Cloudia said...

THRILLED that you friends enjoyed this today :-)


<3

magiceye said...

Way to live!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

magiceye said...

Way to live!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

Irma said...

Hi Claudia,
The last picture is my favorite.

Lynn said...

Love the shadow of the couple. I like to think about you walking about with your camera. Lovely post.

Cloudia said...

Thank you!

Small Kucing said...

Thanks for the advice, Cloudia :) I know i will find happiness in your posting when i am down

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good advice
Aloha!- Love the shadow pic!