Wednesday, February 19, 2014

No Great Deed

A    L    O    H    A  !
“ Calmness is 
the cradle of
 power. ” 

 J.G. Holland

" No great deed, 
private or public, 
had ever been 
undertaken in a 
bliss of certainty."

Leon Wieseltier

" If 
you saw a heat wave, 
would you wave 
back? "

Steven Wright

" Excuse me 
while I kiss 
the sky. "

Jimi Hendrix


We try to avoid 
 the unpleasant.

But overlooking 
part of experience
only gives us 
'blind spots."

   When we observe 
without shying away
 from the pain,
insight has a way
of finding us. 

Pain brings truth
 as pleasure does.

 And a wrong turn
can bring you 
to unexpected 
fresh insights-
about ourselves.

to Self & Other
is a source of

Pause briefly
from being 
the Hero,
or Victim,
and inhabit
the place of the

" Everything changes 
once we identify with 
being the witness 
to the story, 
instead of the 
actor in it.” 

 Ram Dass 

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Thanks for visiting!

                  Warmly, cloudia


Friko said...

A lovely collection of quotes, as ever. I even got a good laugh out of one, unexpectedly. Quotes are so often just worthy and always highly moral or cautionary, so a funny one sticks out immediately.

Happy days!

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful pics, darling!
Love Steven Wright ;)


Anonymous said...

Got up to 60 degrees in Kansas; and we were waving at the heat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'd very much like to wave our heatwave goodbye Cloudia :) you've captured beautiful skies and words today.

TexWisGirl said...

i love steven wright. :)

and i love your 2nd photo.

Mama Zen said...

Stunning shots, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Friends

Karen S. said...

Funny that you mention Heat waveeee, as I have been bowing down in great thanks, trying to send it kisses in hopes, that it would stay longer!

ANITA said...

Beautiful Cloudia:)))

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Your words are an inspiration today, Cloudia!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Outstanding, Cloudia!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"No good deed goes unpunished."

P.S. Stephen Wright: genius.

I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.

Ela said...

Spectacular views !

Ela said...

Spectacular views !

Myrna R. said...

I like your words Cloudia. Very wise to look inward and watch ourselves being. I breathe. Will try to kiss the sky.
Happy Day.

Brandi said...

You capture the most amazing cloud pictures, Cloudia. And I find your thoughts to be soothing also.

A said...

Love the J.G. Holland quote.

Charles Gramlich said...

The witness of a story versus the character in it. Very much some food for thought there.

Brian Miller said...

honesty is power itself...
and pain def can open the door to new truthes.

aloha from va

Adam said...

nice quotes

Small Kucing said...

Over here it's hot like mad. There are hotspot sprouting up everywhere :(.

William Kendall said...

Steven Wright's delivery has always been brilliant when he's on stage.

Rajesh said...

Great views of the sky.

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for this great invitation to honesty. Beautiful, Cloudia!

Kay said...

My mother is forever saying that you must suffer a little to understand just how wonderful the happy times are. Love your photos, Cloudia.

Elephant's Child said...

If I saw a heat wave I would turn my back and do my best to pretend it wasnt there.
And thank you for the wisdom, the beauty, and the smiles.

DeniseinVA said...

Incredible! Love this post. Those skies are marvelous and your words/quotes? Always inspiring.

Kay said...

Honesty to self is probably one of the hardest things to achieve. That second photo totally amazed me! Wow! What an awesome effect!