Tuesday, December 4, 2012


A   L   O   H   A  !
 " Compassion 
is the antitoxin of the  
where there is
 even the most poisonous
 impulses remain 
relatively harmless. "
Eric Hoffer  

" One of the best parts
 of growing older?
 You can flirt all you like
 since you've become
 harmless.  "

Liz Smith

 " Nature's great masterpiece,
 an elephant; 
the only 
harmless great thing.  "

John Donne


" An authentically empowered person
 is humble.
This does not mean 
the false humility of one who stoops
 to be with those who are below him or her.
It is the inclusiveness
 of one who responds
 to the beauty of each soul.
...It is the harmlessness 
of one who treasures,
and reveres life 
in all its forms. "

~ Gary Zukav ~

 ~  ><333>  ~

It's kind of a mild insult
to say that someone
is 'harmless.'

We respect
P O W E R!

Girls don't want
a guy who is 

seems to mean

But in practice,
we LIKE the company
of harmless folk,
like grandarents.

As I have aquired
genuine power
I have beome calmer
and more welcoming.

Others can feel
that I will not
suddenly burst out
at them
in anger.

So they approach,
like birds
bringing their 
song and beauty
into my life.

Being harmless
unleashes TRUE

So thank YOU
for flying by !

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Thanks for visiting!
                        Warmly, cloudia


TexWisGirl said...

good ponderings. :)

PhilipH said...

How many Cloudias are there? Must be more than one, surely. Your posts are always inspirational and a daily (or sometimes moreso) treat.

Cloudia said...

Gosh, you two just about made my head explode with happy!

Windsmoke. said...

Quotes by Liz Smith & Gary Zukav get my vote as well as the waterfall.

Armando Manrique Cerrato said...

Beautiful, really beautiful photos and thoughts. Thanks, dear Cloudia!

Hilary said...

Always lovely with words and images. I see "harmless" as gentle.

Dianne said...

I really love the elephant quote since they are such dear great creatures

goatman said...

How is this "compassion" related to empathy, I wonder?

Swim in the sea, for me, with glee!
I like seasons though, an odd preference I know.

Anonymous said...

Lovely sunset and that's really a superslug, uh, pretty snail. DrumMajor

Bob Bushell said...

I love the snail, it's precious. And there is the saying, by John Donne, divine.

The Elephant's Child said...

I think I would add giraffe's and whales to the great harmless things. And yes, another inspirational post. Thank you.

David Cranmer said...

Sharp insight, Cloudia.

Filip and Kristel said...

Waterfalls and sun sets are just fantastic subjects to take pictures of.


magiceye said...

A pleasure as always!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Pierre BOYER said...

Gorgeous waterfall...


SandyCarlson said...

Let's hear it for harmlessness! I agree with you, Cloudia. When we are not dangerous, we are possible.

SandyCarlson said...

Let's hear it for harmlessness! I agree with you, Cloudia. When we are not dangerous, we are possible.

Cloudia said...

Aloha friends! thanks

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the part of growing old !

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like them all, especially that delicious sky.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Cloudia,

I love the photo of the sunset and the aeroplane!
Duncan In Kuantan

Bananazஇ said...

Love your pixz especially the plane up up and away into the twilight. Compassion is the antitoxin for the soul, very well said. tQ

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Awesome !

Unseen India

Karen S. said...

I always delight in flying by and taking moments to enjoy your offerings- it's a day maker! -Karen

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful series of images today Cloudia, I'm not sure about harmless, but I like the idea of 'approachable'.

Cloudia said...