Monday, July 22, 2013

Don't Maintain - Flourish

A  L  O  H  A !
Kids - Dick Van Dyke, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Bryan Russell by Bye Bye Birdie on Grooveshark
 Those whose day

 is passing

always feel

that society is crumbling.

 But it's just changing

“Our youth now love luxury. 

They have bad manners, 

contempt for authority; 

they show disrespect for their elders 

and love chatter in place of exercise;

 they no longer rise when elders enter the room; 

they contradict their parents, 

chatter before company;

 gobble up their food 

and tyrannize their teachers.”

 469 BCE – 399 BCE

"The person 

who has lived the most

 is not the one 

with the most years

 but the one with 

the richest experiences. "

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

" That's the way things 
come clear.  
All of a sudden.  
And then you realize 
how obvious they've been 
all along.  "

Madeleine L'Engle


Thanks, Friend!
                   fondly, cloudia


EriKa Napoletano said...

Dear Cloudia,I like all quotes but above all that one of Socrate. I note that it's very current. A big hug from Italy.

Daryl said...

the gal who blow dries my hair has one arm covered in tattoos ... i look and think how painful it was and how when she's older they wont look so good ...

TexWisGirl said...

love the socrates perspective. :)

i agree with daryl - that tattoo is not gonna look good for too long...

Adam said...

I like the Rousseau quote

rupam sarma said...

Greetings from Assam , India

Indrani said...

Socrates was right, is right and will always be right! :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a tattoo! Imagine what it'll look like when she's 70!
I love your quotes.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Charles Gramlich said...

That leg tat looks like it probably hurt. I'm not really into pain.

bea's blog said...

Mmmhh, love these quotes again....
well selected
and great snaps

Myrna R. said...

I love that Socrates quote. Showed it to my husband, 'cause sometimes he behaves like an old fart.

Akelamalu said...

Gosh the quote from Socrates could have been written now!

Teresa said...

Hope you're flourishing today, Cloudi! I like your title for a motto!

Cloudia said...

Each of you is a bright blossom !

Thanks, dears :-)

Anonymous said...

Socrates would freak with today's events. I prefer my flowers on the vine. And, what's with that little tiny cloud embryo, all alone in the sky? DrumMajor

Filip and Kristel said...

That's a big tattoo. I still have to evaluate if I like it or not.


Elephant's Child said...

Love the Socrates quote. Thank you - and may you continue to flourish and brighten our worlds.

Hattie said...

Nice. Happy Monday!

Cloudia said...

You dears are never boring -

or taken for granted!


magiceye said...

Candid captures and wise words

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Cloudia said...


Kay said...

Socrates' words are rather surprising. I guess some things never change.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the last quote happens so often to me :))

Amit Charles said...

it's always a visual treat interspersed with pearls of wisdom :) keep it going;)