Monday, March 30, 2015

Clang the Symbols

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" A woman has 
the age 
she deserves. "
                              Coco Chanel 

" Life is far 
too important 
a thing ever 
to talk 
seriously about."
                            Oscar Wilde

" Love is 
a sacred reserve 
of energy; it 
is like the 
blood of spiritual 
 Teilhard de Chardin

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

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Symbols were
to me
mental constructs;
Conveying Ideas.

Now I know
that they don't
merely 'represent.'

Symbols embody
layers & layers
of usefulness
any simple
into words
of their 'meaning.'

Images such as
Maternal Care,
the Dancing Girl,
the Spiral,
Wisdom of  Age,
all communicate 
with us via
deep threads
in the fabric of 
our Humanity.

Elders said
there are 7 levels
of meaning
to every scripture.

Only seven?

Have you heard
a favorite old song
for the zillionth time
and heard a new
Realized a new
and meaningful aspect?

Life's mysteries
reveal themselves
every day,
every moment.

we even notice them!

Here's to US-
The Noticers!

Fondly, cloudia


the walking man said...

The quotes, as usual, are cool Cloudia but your writing of symbos,especially them passed through a thousand generations is much more insightful.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Cloudia, most important is to see the sweet smile on the face of these lovely women. That is a very beautiful seaside picture.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You provided a profound description of symbols and why they are important.

EriKa Napoletano said...

Best regards from Italy!

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Cloudia.. Lovely images and post. I try to be a "noticer" and enjoy each day.
Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Karen S. said...

Only seven? my feelings too. You've filled my days with the greatest cheer, I love those faces in your first photo!

Teresa said...

Symbols are the basis for human culture. They are how we make sense of the world. I didn't see any clashing symbols in this post; it was beautifully done!

rupam sarma said...

Nice post and photos.
Greetings from India

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hurrah for noticing, Cloudia!

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely. So many mysteries everywhere we look

DeniseinVA said...

"A woman has the age she deserves". I hope when I am 100 years old and yes I am being positive ;), I will be dancing around and enjoying life, very positive! Great phtoos Cloudia. And thanks for visiting. I am back posting again.

Kay said...

It's funny how now that I blog, I notice things more often since I'm looking for things to blog about.

Elephant's Child said...

You and Coco Chanel are telling me that I deserve to be 110, with the mind (and the eyes) of a child? Probably true.

Mari said...

Love that Covo Chanrl's quote.
I mostly choose to like a song by its lyrics more than the melody.

Filip Demuinck said...

Beautifull hair.


William Kendall said...

That second shot is breathtaking!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love the mom doing the child's hair! My daughter does that all the time for the kids! I don't remember my mother doing mine!

Linnea said...

Thanks for the great wisdom again! I never understood why some people get so hung up on age! Thank you for stopping by. Happy Easter!

Truedessa said...


7 basic levels to understanding, I have heard this concept before, but I wonder how many layers are there really?

Adam said...

I like that first quote

Joyful said...

HI Cloudia, lovely quotes and photos from your part of the world. I hope you have a wonderful Easter week.

Reader Wil said...

The quotes are worth being read over and over again.
Thank you!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and beautiful faces of Hawaii!
Great shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Su-sieee! Mac said...

To us! Mahalo, Cloudia