Thursday, 20 October 2011

'I wonder how much it would take to buy a soap bubble, if there were only only in the world.'

-Mark Twain-

'Inside the heart of each and every one of us, there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares.
When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world.'      -Ed Hind-

Sometimes when I'm feeling really not well I imagine breaths of iridescent bubbles floating in the changing light.


Teresa Evangeline said...

What a lovely image to hold to and I really appreciate the Ed Hind quote. It is so very true.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Jane:
What a perfectly lovely idea!!

The colours, the perfect spheres and the strength to stay in shape, yes, we agree that there is much that is uplifting about blowing bubbles!

We do so hope that you are today bubbling with joy rather than under the weather.

Thank you so much for your kind words left on our previous post and to which we have made general reply. They meant a lot!

helen tilston said...

I, too wonder the cost of a soap bubble. They are so enchanting.
I am your new follower and look forward to knowing your blog.

Sue said...

Hello there Jane,

What a lovely post. Mark Twain had the most delightful sorts of thoughts, didn't he? I love the way he looked at the world.

Do you find your ME/CFS symptoms flare in the changing of the seasons? Mine always did.

I would probably classify myself as post-CFS but my fatigue levels have definitely risen with stress and trauma retriggering. I've been doing things lately to improve my poor old body's ecosystem like a parasite cleanse. It's an awful place to return to, this fatigue land. It terrifies me, actually. I think I've developed an aversion to being here which is probably not healthy in itself.

Anyway, forgive my rambling. Brainfog is another thing that's ramped up lately for me.

I love that picture :)

WOL said...

Bubbles are magical. It'd be nice to have a special one, an unpoppable one that you could ride around inside -- it would be like Dr. Who's TARDIS -- bigger on the inside than it is on the outside - You could just press your finger through its wall like Alice went through the looking glass, and you would be instantly inside it. The bubble would be its size on the outside -- say about the size of an orange -- but it would be your size inside. Once inside you could float along as light as the bubble, guiding your bubble by thought, and waft along watching the light play through the bubble's shimmering walls, and float through gardens and other such beautiful places. You could lie on your stomach and watch what passed below, or lie on your back and watch what passed above. It would always be just the right temperature inside the bubble, and the air would always be fresh and rich, and lightly scented with your favorite scent. If someone was holding your other hand when you pushed your fingertip through the bubble, they could come inside with you. If you liked, the bubble would sing to you, or hum softly, quiet, beautiful melodies. You could float as high as you wanted to -- maybe up above the clouds, or even into space -- you could, because the bubble would protect you and keep you warm and safe, with plenty of sweet fresh air to breathe. Or you could sink under the sea and float along coral reefs full of bright fishes, or down in the dark depths with the luminous jellyfish. Where ever you wanted to go in your bubble, you could go there. And no matter how long you were inside it, once you came out, only a few seconds would have elapsed since you went into it. And where ever you wanted to go, it would arrive there instantly, and then float about so you could enjoy the sights. When you weren't using it, the bubble would shrink down on command and you could put it just under the skin in the hollow of your throat, where it would always be there waiting for you.

Are you familiar with the music of Jonn Serrie? I think you would like it. He is a glider pilot, and some of his music was inspired by his flights. There is also a CD by Kevin Kendle called "Journey to Atlantis" that I think you would like. Good bubble music

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Many many thanks for your lovely thoughts each and everyone, I can't express how much they mean to me!

Hugs for you all x

Debra said...

Oh dear Jane,may you never lose your sense of wonder... Wonder bubbles are the best magic to make the heart feel light and bubbly ;-)
Thank you for making my day!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Floating like a bubble.
Such a relaxing idea.
Hope you are feeling a bit better now!