Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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People Who Watch The Sky


Quote of the day: 

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. 
-John Lubbock





Are the best things and moments in life actually free? I believe so, but it's all down to perspective isn't it? Those intangible things that seem to serve us well -love, ideas, beliefs, time and space, energy, just to mention a few are all free to use. The things unable to be touched and not represented by anything physical. And what is there not to like about the intangibles in our lives? They are there for a reason to balance out the material things that we earnestly live and strive for.

The sky is perfect example of the ethereal. Sublime and divine it's presence is well established and firm. From night to day it contains everything that lies above the earth's surface and beyond. There is nothing more glorious than the morning sunrise often a synthesis of hues and colours all fascinating to the eyes, and which is often an inspiring start to the day.  The world could be upside down and filled with despair but each day is an opportunity to start all over again. The path to doing so is laden with intangibles that only needs plucking like fruit hanging from trees.

 A simple gaze at the sky can be so calming. Clouds going about their business. Sometimes our mood can be a reflection of the weather, and vice versa. But there is no denying the fact that if we were to wake up to a missing sky a tiny fraction of the population may not even notice its absence. Preoccupied with things that can't be changed, opinions that can't be reversed, and expectations that can't be met, life can both be sinister and kind but I dare say not at the same time. When life is kind everything appears to fall into place like and things begin to make sense, we live a satisfied life. The sinister side of things are those beyond our control but we manage through anyway, fighting and resolute until the light at the end of the tunnel beckons. Many make it to this light, some get stuck on the way and give up, while others just do not have the will to even fight.

The sky should remind us all of how fragile but yet strong we are. And how collectively like clouds we can make a change for the better or worse. We can face challenges as vast as the sky. We can fight, we can stumble, and we live to fight another day.



Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Johnnie Taylor - I'm Changing

47 comments:

  1. The sky is a constant in our lives that brings peace and comfort, whether enjoying the beautiful colors displayed at sunrise or the wonder of gazing at the stars on a clear night. I love watching the clouds and everything that the wonderful heavens choose to share with us on it's ever changing canvas.

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  2. When I was working night shift at the hospital lab, I would usually be off before sunrise. I would pull over near a cornfield and climb a small hill to watch the sun come up. It was my way of calming myself from a hectic night. Nature has a way of doing that for us.

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  3. I'm a sky-watcher! In fact, it's in nature where I most easily find God. I love living in a rural area where I'm surrounded by nature.

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  4. Como amante de la naturaleza te doy las gracias por tan bonita entrada. Un abrazo.

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  5. We can sure spin and create much that is new like the sky in view.

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  6. Wish it was as easy to make changes in one’s life as the changes in cloud patterns.

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  7. I am a sky watcher and dreamer!
    Happy week to you!

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  8. I doubt that if the sky went missing anyone wouldn't notice. It's one of those things that's in the background for many people, but its absence would be noticed. Maybe not immediately. But something would feel off. I would hope.

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  9. Looks really interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  10. I like to look at the night sky from my deck when I'm out with the dogs. I howl at full moons.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Looks really interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  12. Indeed, the sky provides such inspiration to us, and fires up our imaginations, too. Love watching puffy clouds float by and see "creatures" in their shapes. That never gets old!
    Blessings!

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  13. El cielo es inspirador, los atardeceres, las nubes, aves volando, las estrellas etc. Gracias por tu visita. Saludos.

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  14. "The sky should remind us all of how fragile but yet strong we are."

    Ah yes of course.
    Thanks for dropping by mu blog today

    Much💖love

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  15. Always so amazing to look at the sky.

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  16. I am a looking up at the sky person. Love seeing the sky first thing in the morning on my walk. I always feel close to God when I look upward. : )

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  17. I agree with Jimmy's comment. The sky brings so much peace and comfort.

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  18. I do get peace from the sky. It is the same with watching a river flow.

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  19. I love looking at the sky, both during the day and especially at night when it's filled with twinkling stars :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. I am a long time sky watcher, summers and winter. .. Day and Night.
    Tonight I was admiring how clear the sky is ,making my stargazing so much better.

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  21. I love the sky and all its variations - pinks, blues, white puffy clouds, dark clouds of rain....it's all fascinating to me. Much better than TV

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  22. I myself frequently skywatch. As a child my mother was called to school frequently because of the habit. At nights these days, drinking a glass of red, I like to put my feet up and watch the airliner lights cross through the boughs of our oaks one after another. Ah, life is good.

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  23. I do like to watch clouds, but I really love a clear sky at night and watching the stars which all feel like old friends.

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  24. I do love watching sky!
    Luckily I live in a place where is often sunny and there are amazing sunsets, the only thing i really miss are the starry skies I'm able to see only in Greece, during my summer vacations...
    Anyway I'm still happy enough to have such beautiful and conforting show every moment with me! :)
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  25. Since I have to get up very early to get to work I generally get to see the sky turn from black to blue. It always cheers me

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  26. Lovely thoughts about the sky! I agree.

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  27. I definitely agree with what you wrote. This applies to all aspects of nature for me. I often feel my mood lifting when I watch the birds at the feeder or go for a walk in the woods too. Watching the night sky is particularly powerful for me too! :)

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  28. Hi Blogoratti! What a beautiful reflection on the sky. And it's amazing that you should write about living in good times and in hard ones. I hope that I am the one who is persevering and stays in joy even when the hard times come. I think that's the real challenge to our nature and faith.
    So nice to meet you!
    Ceil

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  29. Hi Blogoratti - so true what you're saying ... free is a great blessing and the sky can offer us so much ... love the post - cheers Hilary

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  30. in suburbia the sky is often obstructed by buildings so I don't see it nearly enough. I must pay more attention. The subtle colours in your photo are gorgeous

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  31. I love to look at the sky when the wind is blowing. There is something magical about it whether the sun is up or not. Thanks for sharing, my dear friend.

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  32. Great post, nature can be so reflective and insightful when we stop to appreciate it.

    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion


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  33. You caught my attention right away with this)) A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  34. Looks really interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  35. Yes, some of the best things and moments in life can be free ...
    I love Lubbocks quote and your picture.

    All the best Jan

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  36. Beautiful words and post.
    Have a good weekend.

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  37. I am a sky and bird watcher. Yes--free and wonderfully relaxing. :)

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  38. Hello there, Thank you for stopping by to say hi. A great quote. I could spend hours watching the clouds drift across the sky or listening to the wind in the trees or the crashing sounds of the waves on the shore. For me, each one points to God and reminds me of his presence. Blessings to you.

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  39. I love looking at the sky. Always changes and keeps my interest. Gives me time to stop and think and reflect. :)
    ~Jess

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  40. Ooh, that's lovely. I love seeing different cloud shapes and colours in the sky, and sunrises and sunsets, of course!

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  41. Yes Nature is most POWERFUL book ,consciously or unconsciously we learnt from it in past ,now people get much busy in search of material to fulfil desire of body ,they forgot to fulfil the desire of Soul ,looking at the nature and absorbing the eternal message is healing

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