Monday, January 30, 2012


A   L   O   H   A !

" I restore myself when I'm alone.  "

Marilyn Monroe

“It's the admirer

and the watcher

who provoke us 

to all the inanities we commit.”



" A narcissist
is someone better looking 
than you are. "

Gore Vidal

" I'm not too excited
about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested 
in people and characters.  "

Norman Jewison

 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? 
 "Who watches the watchmen?"


" From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play
and forgets the priest.  "

Rabindranath Tagore

"He who watches over you
will not slumber."

Psalm 121


Lynn said...

I love that scripture from Psalms - it's wonderful knowing that we are never really alone in that way.

Beach Bum said...

" I'm not too excited
about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested
in people and characters. "

Norman Jewison

That's me!

Akelamalu said...

Happy Monday Cloudia. x

Brian Miller said...

i am more interested in people and characters myself....great quote....aloha from VA

magiceye said...

all lovely captures and loved Gore Vidal's quote :)

namaste /\ from mumbai

the walking man said...

Depends on whose doing the watching and why. We have lost so much freedom to just be as we are that those who refuse to be politically correct or conform to government standards get watched with the stink eye.

Not that the stink eye bothers me but damn go read someone elses email.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm watching you Cloudia...haha! I didn't mean that to sound as ominous as it did. I too liked the Norman Jewison quote, huge explosions are no fun at all.

Anonymous said...

Me sees another person behind the tree of "the girl alone...." DrumMajor

Charles Gramlich said...

I sometimes, not always, disagree with Jewison's quote. I've seen and see people and characters all the time, every day, in and out. I don't see a lot of big explosions. ;)

Fireblossom said...

I agree with Norman Jewison.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, here we all are at the beginning of another week of the rest of our will we spend it...for me, exactly like you had quoted, admiring and watching and enjoying all characters! Have a great week!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the care with which you choose your quotations Cloudia.

LadyFi said...

What lovely shots!

Myrna R. said...

These were beautiful. Love the one about narcissism. I know tons of narcissists.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Happy Monday!

Regina said...

Nice captures Cloudia!
Love the Psalm.


Sandy said...

Love this series...I'm with Norman Jewison - I prefer watching people than an explosion. =)

bea's blog said...

Oh, like your blog!!!!
Happy new week and:

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi
Love from Europe

bea's blog said...

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Windsmoke. said...

Bonza photos, i like the quotes by Gore Vidal and Norman Jewison :-).

TOLGA said...

oohh my god, what a big words:)

Anonymous said...

I do always appreciate Gore Vidal.

I spend too much time alone, but I do so prefer it that way. ~Mary

A Quiet Corner said...

People watching has always been a favorite of mine!...:)JP

Anonymous said...

One probably will find oneself, and if only in sight.

Please have a good Tuesday you all.

Carol said...

From Seneca to Tagore. I love you, you are without parallel!

Jocelyn said...

I quite like the Jewison quote, myself. Such gorgeous pictures; that blue sky is so in contrast to the daily grey that is Minnesota in January.

John McElveen said...

This restoreth my soul today! Thanks friend!!!



"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
"Who watches the watchmen?""

Phenomenal question! and the Answer was later--God-- when He watches the Children and forgets the Priests---Oh how that fed me today!

Cloudia said...

Thanks everybody- fun day today

The Elephant's Child said...

People watching is one of my joys. Thank you - a lovely quote and photo filled post. As usual.

Leovi said...

As always beautiful photos. Yes, I like very much in keeping appointments with the images.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the quote from Marilyn Monroe !!!!

Kay said...

Beautiful quotes and photos, Cloudia. I had to laugh at the narcissist.

Erika said...

Dear Cloudia I like psalm 121
Bacio from Italy

Jenny Woolf said...

Good collection of quotes and some great pictures!

Cloudia said...

thank you, friends!