Saturday, March 26, 2016

When You Move

A  L  O  H  A !
Every Critter Enjoys a Bit of Sun

 "No road is long 
with good company." 
                       Turkish Proverb 


"If you want to study 
ducks and to learn all 
that is possible to know 
about ducks, then you 
had better love ducks."
                       Abraham Maslow

Or People...

Pride  Survivor

"To fly up to the sky 
and watch the 
earth is beautiful; 
to fly down to the 
earth and watch the sky
is even more beautiful!"
                      Mehmet Murat ildan

Linking to


When you move
from a longtime home,
you realize how much
your identity and well being
consist of the people, places
and memories of your home area.

Everything 'back home' is deeply
detailed. With the internet, you
can read the home news,
watch the traffic, and talk
to your same friends all day
every day.

Your 'new home' by contrast
seems barren, unknown,
and possibly inhabited by
your worst fears, chief 
among them: isolation.

You are at the end of your
story that you know,
consoled only by what
brought you here
to this desert of everything
needful and familiar.

Look, as humans we know
that leaving the Earth
would be fatal to us;
but changing locations
ON the Earth?
No one told us we
would need a support
system for THAT too!

Slowly where you are
becomes more real.
The 'old place' recedes
to memories and stories.
Your dreams become less
anxious and upturned.
A necessary sense of  mastery
returns as you drive lost 
in thought, attentive to the
traffic, without the stress and
doubt of finding somewhere

It's not all that strange

So that's where I am.
Springlike days beguile.
Routines, BLESSED
routines sprout up.
Vigilance can wane.
Lost in a jelling thing
called 'home.'

Thank You
for being 'home folk'
                     Fondly, cloudia


Teresa said...

Thanks for such a great virtual neighbor!! You're always home on your blog!

TexWisGirl said...


Elephant's Child said...

I am so very glad that you are building a new 'home'.

Tom said...

wonderful little calico

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful thoughts and photos, greetings!

Charles Gramlich said...

So true about moving, and not knowing folks around you at first. Of course, I'm often very happy with isolation.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great set of critters, Cloudia. Happy Easter, Pixie!

Denise inVA said...

You are a wise lady Cloudia. Great post! Happy Easter :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the beautiful birds and quotes. I am so happy you are feeling at "home". Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

William Kendall said...

Very wise, Cloudia.

That cat's adorable!

Betty Manousos said...

thanks for sharing these amazing photos my friend. great quotes too.
enjoy your weekend~

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh I'm so happy that story had a happy ending Cloudia, I started too get a little anxious there :) Happy and safe Easter weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Love that mystical looking kitty ~ all great critters shots and quote ~ So glad to be your 'internet' neighbor ~ 'Home is where the heart is' ~ xxx

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Cloudia said...

ADORING your wonderful comments! Thanks

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Comforting words! Hubby has moved to three different provinces for work over his career. It is just a dwelling. aloha!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are wonderful, wise sentiments in your post. Glad you're adapting to your new home. Aloha in spirit.

RedPat said...

You have a big home with us, Cloudia! ;-))

Cloudia said...

Oh Pat! That's how I do feel!

Thanks Friends

kaykuala said...

One can never be lonely in blogosphere. The community is vibrant just as ever! Now it'll be California keeps instead of Hawaiian fare from your end! Great, Cloudia!


Brandi said...

Glad to follow your posts. And great cat!