Saturday, September 19, 2020

Over-Surge Saturday

 A   L   O   H   A  !

We owe more 

to our illusions than 

to our knowledge.

         Lafcadio Hearn

I felt very still 

and empty, the way 

the eye of a tornado 

must feel, moving dully 

along in the middle of 

the surrounding hullabaloo.

          Sylvia Plath

There's not a word yet, 

for old friends 

who've just met.

   Jim Henson

The artist's job is 

not to succumb 

to despair-

      Woody Allen

Dreaming Of Fish

Beyond the edge 

of the world 

there’s a space where 

emptiness and substance 

neatly overlap, where 

past and future form a 

continuous, endless loop. 

And, hovering about, 

there are signs no one 

has ever read, chords 

no one has ever heard.

Haruki Murakami


"Surge capacity is a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters. But natural disasters occur over a short period, even if recovery is long. Pandemics are different — the disaster itself stretches out indefinitely.
“The pandemic has demonstrated both what we can do with surge capacity and the limits of surge capacity,” says Masten. When it’s depleted, it has to be renewed. But what happens when you struggle to renew it because the emergency phase has now become chronic?"
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cloudia & pixie

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rupam sarma said...

Loved the post, Beautiful pics.

Elephant's Child said...

I turn to nature for renewal. Which, of course, includes patting the velvety smoothness of a cat.

Teresa said...

You log onto Comfort Spiral for breathtaking beauty, words of wisdom, and Pixie Cat--sage of the sushi.

Mike said...

tRUMP is a pandemic.

Cloudia said...

Truths shared by friends make a perfect morning!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

These are wonderful lines and photos!
Your cat is so cute!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia!
Wonderful post and words! Your Pixie is adorable. Beautiful skies and views! I love the colorful fish! Great collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Yvonne said...

My gardens and pets renew me. If I didn't have them, I would be lost.

Martha said...

Beautiful photos!

RedPat said...

I love the Jim Henson quote, Cloudia! Here's to old blog friends!!

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful blue sky. Ours is coming back after a week shrouded in smoke all the way north from fires in the U.S. - Margy

William Kendall said...

Dreaming of fish, huh?