Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Escape Spots

A  L  O  H  A !
Click on the canoes!
Paddlers escape in the unison
of their breathing, pulling.

"Happiness is 
never stopping
 to think 
if you are." 
                            Palmer Sondreal


lose themselves -

- in the sounds 

& spaces 

at the surf

Driving Alone is a Normal Retreat

" Language... has created the word
 "loneliness" to express 
the pain of being alone. 
And it has created the word
to express the 
glory of being alone. "
                                   Paul Tillich

Up On The Roof

" When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet
I get away from the hustling crowds
And all that rat race noise down in the street
Up on the roof -

- On the roof's the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so "
                            song by CAROLE KING


Thank You
for Sharing
The Quiet,


kaykuala said...

Going alone can be a good way to get inspiration! Great pics Cloudia!


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I really love the canoes. What all are they used for?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is that kitty by the beach, Cloudia?

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love the canoes and the cute kitty. Lovely shot of the sun.. Beautiful post and quotes.. Have a happy day!

DeniseinVA said...

This is great and I love the lines in that song. You always start the day off with a smile, as do your sweet comments on my blog. Thank you my friend :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. to know you are happy, is to not to need to know you are happy...

aloha from va

Leroy said...

Solitude and loneliness differences are within the individual's perceptions. Being in an extended meeting can be acutely lonely at times.

Your photographs are excellent Cloudia.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were breath-taking photographs that illustrate being alone so well. Time to go up on the roof!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Solitude is so welcome at times, yet loneliness is just hard.. Such a fine line!

TexWisGirl said...

guessing that wasn't pixie-girl!

Teresa said...

What a smorgasbord of enjoyment this morning! I love the pictures of the ocean and the last one of the sun! Great post!

ds said...

Ahhh...Tillich was spot on, as are your photos, bits of sunny peace in a grey world. Thank you.

Myrna R. said...

I love solitude, perhaps a bit too much.

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, thank you for the rays of happiness!

Jenn Jilks said...

How lovely. So glad to see your warmth.

Charles Gramlich said...

My problem may be that I stop to think too much. When I'm busy I never wonder about being happy really. I just have to get the work done

Cloudia said...

No, not my kitty on the rocks.

The outrigger canoes are a Polynesian tradition. The great voyaging canoes Hokulea has a sail, and is on a worldwide journey! ♥

Elephant's Child said...

Always happy to share anything you offer.

RedPat said...

I love Carole King! And that kitty, Cloudia!

Kay said...

I would love to have a roof I could climb up to.

William Kendall said...

That first shot is a stunner, Cloudia!

Kitty looks much too adorable.

Adam said...

good quotes

Small Kucing said...

When I come home...I want a hot bath and relax