Sunday, May 6, 2012

FarClose

A  L  O  H  A !

" This little ship
 you sent . . .



















 click to REALLY feel the BIG-ness
. . .is more wonderful 
than the big one 
that takes me away
 from you. "

Charles Frohman












" It's surprising
 how much memory
 is built around 
things unnoticed 
at the time.  "

Barbara Kingsolver




























" He has not lived badly
 whose birth 
and death 
has been unnoticed 
by the world.  "

Horace

 

朋友

Ah,
the famous
Chinese curse:

"May you live
in interesting
times."

So clever.
Sounds like something
a mean-girl would say.

It sounds nice,
until it 
sinks in!

Predictable
is nice:
a home,
food,
loved ones.

Interesting times
means
problems.

But I'm gonna
fool them!

I'm gonna
enjoy
these interesting
times we've got.

It's all just
a matter of
PERspective.

Won't YOU
join me?

Thank YOU-

                        Warmly, cloudia




17 comments:

Beach Bum said...

" It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. "
Barbara Kingsolver


Yeah, I've noticed that. Somethings really stick in my head while other memories I want to keep just slip away.

Lori Skoog said...

Well put. Sorry I have not been around...way too busy lately. Caught up and love the photographs.

Filip & Kristel said...

and it is a good cruise ship. Holland America.

Greetings,
Filip

Shaista said...

I know that curse well!! But maybe your perspective on it is better - embrace the interesting times... Why not?!

Is the kingsolver quote from the Lacuna? Have you read it?

Myrna R. said...

Interesting times indeed. But I guess, these are the good ol' days.


Thanks for the photos and quotes always.

Anonymous said...

You've got the little bird's view in the big bird sky! I'd rather cause enough trouble to be noticed when I exit this world...DrumMajor

Teresa said...

I find life a little boring without "interesting times." And I love the sparrow tucked safely inside the Q!! Wonderful pictures and perspectives.

Fireblossom said...

Love the little sparrow. :-)

Anonymous said...

Being felt of comfort.

Thank you very much !

Please have you all a good new week.

daily athens photo

ayala said...

Live and enjoy :)

Jenn Jilks said...

You are such a beautiful person, Cloudia! I love you so much. This is another precious blog post. Your photos and words move me.
Much love from Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada!

cloudia charters said...

Haven't read 'Lacuna' [great word!]

SO appreciate each and every of your warm and healing comments!


Thank you - each of you

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do LOVE your outlook on life Cloudia..My that is a big boat!

magiceye said...

way to go my friend!!

namaste /\ from mumbai
aloha!

SandyCarlson said...

Let's hear it for interesting! I'm in.

The Elephant's Child said...

Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favourite authors. So pleased to see that you like her work too.
Great quotes, great photos and a wonderful perspective on life. Thank you.

oceangirl said...

The first picture looks like the last scene from Speed (the ship version).

I really like all the quotes, they hit me in a big way.