Saturday, March 22, 2014

When Self Indulgence?

A    L    O    H    A  !

" Within you 
there is a stillness 
and a sanctuary 
to which you can 
 at any time 
and be 
yourself. "

 Hermann Hesse 

" Love yourself first 
and everything else 
falls into line. 
You really have to 
love yourself 
to get anything 
done in this world. "

Lucille Ball

" Having a good discussion 

is like having riches. "

Kenyan proverb

Self indulgence
when it works
is a marvelous 
isn't it
that something "Bad"
can be "Good" too-
Like Drugs or
Love. Depends
I suppose
on who's prescribing.

Just what you need:
A cup of 
At anonymous cafe,
High window view,
Insubstantial film
(with chocolate) 

Nothing At All

But to be 
Left alone 
For a while
Even by 
Your own 
Pesky Self.

So Self-Indulge at will
My Friends.
By my reckoning
You've earned it.
Don't spurn it.
But continue to pay 
Your bills on time.
That you may muse
and amuse
in comfort. 

Gosh Thanks for
Visiting Here!
                          Warmly, cloudia


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thanks for the wise advice. If we feel a need for a little indulgence, go ahead. You deserve it. We need to tell ourselves this always.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I like the permissive, friendly message here.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yep, I do enjoy a little self indulgence once in a while. It does refill the well.

Birdman said...

I LOVE Lucy!
Again, she has it right.

DeniseinVA said...

A little self indulgence can be very therapeutic :). Love the photos and the quotes. Aloha my friend!

TexWisGirl said...

i love my alone time. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

In my overly verbal week i try to have one day where I speak as little as possible :) of course it doesn't always work out that way :)

Willow said...

Love it "muse and amuse" in comfort .
Have a sweet weekend Cloudia

Cloudia said...

Thanks, jolly dear Dears! ♥

Elephant's Child said...

Love (need) my time to myself. Still working, and failing, on the self love caper.

Hilary said...

Very pretty.. especially that leaf.. so nice.

William Kendall said...

That sky shot is stunning!

Have a good weekend.

Betty Manousos said...

love the quotes but mostly i love your photos.
happy weekend!

Cloudia said...

I love each of you as friends indeed. what a joy & privilege


Merlesworld said...

You do give good advice.

Adam said...

Happy Saturday

Anonymous said...

Time alone or not needing to work that day is precious. Found two friends from 30 years ago in the quiet! Hoo boy! DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

Warm Aloha, thanks