Sunday, January 5, 2014

View From the Howdah

A   L   O   H   A  !
A Howdah is a seat or platform for
sitting upon an elephant. 

" You empower them a little bit,
 they empower you. It’s all a battle 
against the futility and the 
existential loneliness! 
It may be that we are 
all huddled together
 around the fire and
 trying to fight off that 
sense of the inevitable. 
That’s what we do
 for one another. "

Bruce Springsteen,
 in the New Yorker 30 Jul2012

 Sky Pearl in Fiery Setting

" We are fed a steady 
diet of superficiality.
Spruce up your character 
instead of your wardrobe. "

Jessica Hagy

I'll build a stairway to paradise

I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise by George Gershwin on Grooveshark

"When one door closes, 

another opens,

 but often we look so long 

at the closed door

 that we do not see 

the one that has opened 

for us”

 Helen Keller

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                Warmly, cloudia


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Wise words of Helen Keller and Bruce Stringsteen. And lovely pictures.

Brian Miller said...

true in how we mourn that closed door often missing the new one that is open for us...

aloha from va...

Indrani said...

I like reading these quotes again and again!

Charles Gramlich said...

that Jessica Hagy quote is right on.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"When one door closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”

- Helen Keller

My brother's cat needs to learn this.

21 Wits said...

I've always enjoyed sitting around a fire, even all by myself. Funny you mention around the fireside, because the very living tree in my living room right now, shall give back my ornaments, slowly of course, and then- "My plans this year, are to set in in the center of our fire pit. To be lit once our weather becomes a bit more tolerable!"

Kay said...

That Keller statement really speaks to me. Have a great Sunday, Cloudia.

Elephant's Child said...

How I love your skies. And your words of inspiration.

Anita said...

Beautiful photoes and wise words Cloudia♥

Anonymous said...

Mahalo for sending us a warm fire to huddle around.

Adam said...

nice quotes

Merlesworld said...

Wise words and colourful skies.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful advice to spruce up our characters rather than our wardrobes. :)

Maude Lynn said...

I love that Springsteen quote!

Cloudia said...

Thanks for coming to play everyone! ♥

magiceye said...

Loved the stairway to paradise!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Reader Wil said...
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Reader Wil said...

Wonderful clouds! I hink I also love your country and you!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore your cloud imaginings Cloudia :)