Monday, October 13, 2014

Joining Around This Fire

A  L   O  H  A !
Click Photo to bathe in the glo

Yes,
We Are Learning.

From ancient times
this has been
The Lesson









 Three Generations

" Change
 is an easy panacea. 
It takes character 
to stay in one place 
and be happy there. "
                       Elizabeth C. Dunn











" What part of 
2,000,000 sunrises 
doesn't a pessimist 
understand? "
                            Robert Brault 




[{}]
Janus


When our ancestors gathered
around the fire
at end of day
new interactions blossomed.

By day we communicated
to hunt & cooperate,

But by the fire
new  things emerged:
sharing hopes & story-telling, 
[ 81% of the conversation* ]

The very things
that make us human
evolved as we shared,
as we stared,
as we dreamed, remembered,
traveled time and distance
in our stories.

Today
our fire is 
made of pixels
on a screen.

But together
we dream
we share
lament, & celebrate.

We make each other human.
Returning to our "Day"
to our "Work"
revived & refreshed.

Thank YOU friend
for sharing the stories!

                           Fondly, cloudia


26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice comparison to gathering around the fire...it was an important part of each day in the old days....story telling...

aloha from va

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow Cloudia...that's an incredible poem.

Fireblossom said...

Dividing our lives into days and nights was a stroke of genius on the part of the Divine, I think.

Reader Wil said...

You are right: stories were born around the fire.

Wil, ABCW Team

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

" What part of
2,000,000 sunrises
doesn't a pessimist
understand? "


Call on me, Cloudia!!

"The 2,000,001st sunrise that's coming."
~

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We had frost last night. It's so nice to see your sunny, warm clime! The bird bath was frozen over!
The temple is a beautiful building.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Your post today is an inspiration for all of us to tell our stories and share the warmth!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm pondering the Elizabeth C. Dunn quote. Hmmmm. And I'm fascinated by the comparison of the communal fire and the Internet.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots - especially that first one with quote.

Birdman said...

I like change too. However we been in our same home 39 years. What does that say?

Charles Gramlich said...

It is in the odd hours, the lonely hours, that we dream

Myrna R. said...

My family didn't do a campfire, but we sat in the living room just to talk. I miss that.

Cloudia said...

Thanks dears

TexWisGirl said...

we do gather 'round this screen, don't we. :)

RedPat said...

Nice one, Cloudia!

ds said...

creativity is a creature of the night & so is community. fascinating stuff thanks!

Catherine said...

How very beautiful and thoughtful. ~ Catherine

William Kendall said...

Beautifully said!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely imges and poem, Cloudia. My enjoyed gathering around the dining room table..most talking and not always eating, lol! Enjoy your new week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely imges and poem, Cloudia. My enjoyed gathering around the dining room table..most talking and not always eating, lol! Enjoy your new week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely imges and poem, Cloudia. My enjoyed gathering around the dining room table..most talking and not always eating, lol! Enjoy your new week ahead!

Adam said...

I like the sunrise one

Teresa said...

I love the pics today and the Elizabeth Dunn quote.

Small Kucing said...

Awesome, Cloudia :)

Bob Bushell said...

Classical poem.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think gathering around the fire was probably a truer means of connecting than today.. what say you mon ami :)