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Another warm day

It has been another warm day today. Even when I went outside before 7am to take a few photos the air felt warmer than it has for a while. Don’t be fooled by the clouds, I’m sure they just appeared to add interest to the early morning. By 8am, the sky was mostly blue.

The clouds looked so interesting that I decided to zoom in on them. When my current uni semester is over in five week’s time I’m thinking it would be interesting to learn more about the different cloud formations. I know they all mean something, just what though I really don’t know! All I know is that dark grey and black clouds signify rain, but I think most people know that.

After zooming in on the clouds I decided to get as close as I could to Mount Warning. According to Aboriginal legend, the shape of Mount Warning is the profile of the warrior chief of the mountain.

Going off-topic, I found some words recently from French philosopher and author Albert Camus, which I thought meaningful in these strange and unsettling Covid times, which I will share today –

“In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.Β 

In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.

In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.

I realised, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me,

there’s something stronger –

something better, pushing right back”.

9 thoughts on “Another warm day

  1. Good morning, Joanne! I can see that warrior–it’s like he’s lying down with his face up to the sky. Is that how you see him? So interesting as always to hear that you’re getting warmer while we’re beginning our cooler weather. Also smiled to hear of you wanting to learn about clouds–you are a lifetime learner! I love that quote from Camus. That invincible summer within. Ahhhh….feeling it now.

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    1. That’s exactly right, Kathy. The warrior is looking at the sky.
      I hope you can hold on to that invincible summer feeling too! When you think about it, happiness really is just a state of mind, and everyone has access to the feeling. πŸ™‚

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  2. I did not see that profile until you mentioned it. Now I’m sure I will always see it. I learned about clouds in school, but that’s so many years ago I am now clueless. I agree with Kathy, the Camus quote is perfect!

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    1. You know Carol, I don’t think I ever learned anything about clouds at school. I’m sure I’d remember if I did, because they are fascinating to watch. I like star-gazing too. πŸ™‚

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  3. Love the close-up of your mountain. We have a much smaller mountain here in Connecticut, Mount Carmel, nicknamed Sleeping Giant. Your Mount Warning looks like a sleeping warrior to me. πŸ™‚

    The Albert Camus quote is very encouraging. Staying home from the chaos “out there” keeps me feeling calm. Well, most of the time. We should never underestimate the depth of our inner resources, he seems to be saying.

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    1. It would be great if you could take a photo of your Sleeping Giant, Barbara! πŸ™‚

      I think you are right about the Camus quote. I believe he is advising people to look within themselves for peace, love and serenity, rather than being bothered by the events of the disruptive outside world. We have the strength within us to conquer anything. These are words we need to hear right now more than ever. xx


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