Tuesday, July 31, 2012

C is for Clouds

I'm told my head is often in the clouds...

 This is usually said in a fond way...but on occasion, it is clearly 
meant to bring me down to earth when I'm off in my own world of imagination.

I do know the real world must be dealt with. Jobs, children, laundry...all must be addressed with responsibility and attention to detail. If pressed, I can truthfully lay claim to being conscientious in my roles of wife, mother and working woman.



But it's also true that I'm fanciful, forgetful and easily distracted. I spend an inordinate amount of time gazing at clouds or lost in books...and I truly believe that daydreaming is essential to the soul.

My quest for balance is ongoing....

I will happily continue to
nurture my family and pull my weight in the world. I am loved, needed and appreciated in what I do. My life is, indeed, blessed.

 But I cannot..will not..neglect the free spirit who still becomes breathless at the sight of snow, and gets absurdly lost in thought, even in the midst of crowds.


I need her too much..need her wonder and optimism, her childlike ability to get up again when she falls and continue on anticipating the best. She is the balance in my life.

So if you catch me with my head in the clouds, don't be overly concerned.
Give me just a moment to dream, if you will. 



I'll come back refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the busy world once more.

I promise it will be worth the wait...




The photos above were taken on a 2010 trip to Mesa Verde in Colorado.

I'm linking today with ABC Wednesday. Check out the other entries from around the world at...
http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.ca


I'm also linking to Skywatch Friday. For wonderful skies, check out this link...

http://skyley.blogspot.ca/

17 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Och the best of us live life with out heads in the clouds... and laundry and cleaning can usually wait ;o)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What spectacular photos. I can only imagine how awe-inspiring it must have been traveling through such beauty. I like what you say about wonder and optimism!!!!! It's what keeps our hearts young, my friend.

Roger Owen Green said...

I must say, as someone whose head is in the clouds more than occasionally, that I get more insulted by the remark than you apparently do. Good for you!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I could use some more head-in-the-clouds time!

Carola said...

Great words and awesome nature photography! I like this head in the clouds.

Mara said...

I love those clouds. People often say a clear blue sky makes the best photos. They have obviously no sense of beauty: clouds make them so much more interesting. The whole beautiful landscape just gets an extra dimension this way. If you have your head in the clouds: keep it there: great photos!

VioletSky said...

well, with a sky that big, the clouds would definitely be calling!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post and magnificent photos ~ nice to have one's 'head in the clouds' sometimes where creativity is born ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Carver said...

Wow, absolutely breathtaking shots. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Breezy said...

Your photos and thoughts are inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

craftyles said...

Pretty post and beautiful photos.Sometimes it is good to have your head in the clouds-I do it often!

Emille said...

Just came back from a week in Utah, where the rocks have a similar color! My heads in the clouds was said about me all the time, by my family and teachers. At that time to acknowledge that a girl could be artistic was a dangerous thing!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Catching up with ABC.

C is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PS.. COMMENTS makes me happy!

aka Penelope said...

These are stunning shots! Having your head in the clouds at times has certainly resulted in some awesome photography!

Lonicera said...

Absolutely love the pictures!
Caroline

Mad Kane said...

Lovely photos and writing!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Pat said...

I am a daydreamer, too. I'm internally focused more often than externally focused; my husband is the opposite...he needs external stimulation much more than I do. I'm an introvert; he's an extrovert and loves schmoozing with people. Opposites do attract! I'm guessing that writers and dreamers are more often introverts than extroverts.