Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Act Cool to Freely Bloom

A    L    O    H    A  !
Walk Like a Man by The Four Seasons on Grooveshark
Circle Dance of the Palms
" Of course 
there is no 
formula for 
except perhaps 
an unconditional 
acceptance of life 
and what it 
brings. "

Arthur Rubinstein

" To freely bloom - 
that is my definition 
of success. "

Gerry Spence

“ A photographer 
is like a cod, 
which produces 
a million eggs 
in order that 
one may
reach maturity.” 

 George Bernard Shaw


 Striking out 
on my own 
way too young 
gave me, 
some skills
that still inform
my life today.

Maturing too young
can make one 
a child's version
of an adult.
But you can also
continue to grow
through a succession
of maturities.

When you are 
walking into adult 
[ like renting a room ]
it is important
to act 
like you belong 

Never crane your neck
looking at all the 
tall buildings
 like a visitor,
but walk &
 behave as if 
you were born there,
that this is 
Your Turf.

Short version: 

'Act Cool.'
BE Cool!

Walk with confidence
but not swagger.

The Earth
is Yours,
ALL of it-
YOU belong here.

' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for visiting!

                          Warmly, cloudia


Couture Carrie said...

Lovely quotes and pics, darling!
The flowers are so gorgeous!


Bill S. said...

What beautiful messages and pictures. You are living in the warmth while we are still dreaming about it here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A. cod !!! Ok that's the first time I've been described as a cod :) merci beaucoup monsieur Shaw :) Walk tall Cloudia.

Kamana said...

warm, happiness-inducing images and inspiring words.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The power of cod compels us!
The power of cod compels us!


Brian Miller said...

def when you have to learn to fend for yourself, you have to learn fast....those first couple years out on my own taught me a lot..and not the easy way...smiles

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

i think you always looked like you belonged there. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I know coaches sometimes tell football players that when you score a touchdown act like you've been in the endzone before. Sounds like this is similar advice.

Anonymous said...

Glad you've remained a cool cod! Enjoy your easier swim these days.

Rajesh said...

Very cool shots.

Hilary said...

Good advice.. it can be applied in so many ways.

Now I must go produce some eggs. ;)

LOLfromPasa said...

Great advice!

Karen S. said...

Wise words, lovely flowers and I'm dreaming of a world with a bit less winter to it!

William Kendall said...

My, those are gorgeous flowers!

Adam said...

nice quotes

Joanna Jenkins said...

Act cool, be cool is good advice.
Love, love love, the pink flowers.
xo jj

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears!