Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Intangible

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small. It enkindles the great.
~Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

29 comments:

Steffi said...

That are very nice words and a nice picture!I like it!

Beccy said...

Great words and congratulations on your recent, well deserved awards.

jillie said...

What a beautiful picture. We use to have clover of that color, lavender and white in our yard growing up. I loved to chew on it.

;o)

dawn said...

That is a wonderful photo and thought provoking quote.

Carla said...

Thanks Steffi! I'm glad you like it.

Beccy, Thank you so much.

Carla said...

Jillie, Perhaps that's a universal thing...I loved to chew on clover too.

Dawn, Thanks. I'm glad you like the photo. I also found the quote thought provoking.

Sirdar said...

Beautiful picture and very true words.

Dan said...

That's a wonderful quote! And a beautiful photo.

pandave said...

what a fab photo.
and such words of wisdom.

Fede said...

That's why I told my brother to come and visit me alone (in August) without his girlfriend, from whom he had broken up only 10 days before the departure. But, guess what: she had already bought the ticket and she talked him into doing the travel together to figure out how many chances their story could have had. My brother, who is so much of a good fella as an inexperienced inhabitant of this planet, agreed because she was too important to him. He acted against the common sense and his big brother advices. He could have spend some time far away to cool things off. And guess what, they both came over, I slept for ten days on the floor to let them use my queen (to rebuild the relationship...) and when back in Italy she dumped him in less that 2 days after landing. She really wanted to use her ticket!
Life is beautiful!
;-)
Good night and good luck.

Carla said...

Sirdar, Are they? I hope so.

Dan, Thanks. It spoke to me.

Carla said...

Pandave, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Fede, Unfortunately we often act against common sense in matters pertaining to the heart. But that really is an unfortunate story. I hate to hear about one using another for selfish reasons. It's too bad it happens so often.

VE said...

Whew...I thought you said 'abstinence' and that the quote came from the Pope or something but then I read it correctly. Nice photo!

Carla said...

VE, Yep, that would have been a tough one. Think you need to keep that appointment with the optometrist.

Pamela said...

I love that quote.

Guilty Secret said...

That is beautiful :)

Carla said...

Pamela, Me too.

Guilty Secret, Thanks.

tkkerouac said...

Beautiful, true too

absence makes the heart go fonder

but then again

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

IT can go iether way

Carla said...

Tracy, Very true, but what makes the difference?

jillie said...

I still want to eat that clover...hahaha!

Have a GREAT wknd Carla ;o)

Carla said...

Jillie, Sometimes I still do! Oops! Great weekend to you too.

thailandchani said...

Nice picture.. good thoughts. :)


Peace,

~Chani
http://thailandgal.blogspot.com

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Hi Carla, I too would like to congratulation on your award. You have a wonderful and interesting blog which is why I always enjoy visiting it.

Best wishes
Annie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have to pop in occasionally to see where you are and what you are up to!
It is always an adventure.

John said...

H'lo Nomad. To endure, even in absence, is the checker to the key.

;)

Carla said...

Chani, Thanks!

Annie, Thanks. A compliment from you means a lot.

Carla said...

Sandi, Life truly is always an adventure...and for the most part I am happy that it is so.

Fool, Yes, 'tis so, 'tis so. I miss your blog :(

Debbie said...

What a wonderful quote! I love it.

Carla said...

Debbie, I quite liked it too. Thanks for stopping by.