Saturday, September 03, 2005
Two birds flying over the beach in Bequia
Whenever I see birds soaring and dipping on wind currents I think it must be one of the happiest, most freeing and most exhilarating feelings in the world. Indeed a "Cloud 9" experience. As I wrote the title of the post, I wondered about that phrase 'Cloud Nine' and where it had originated. I came across many different sources of explanation - most of them similar, but some quite different from others. I like this one which gives it a Bhuddist slant
CLOUD NINE QUESTIONS
1. When last did you have a Cloud 9 experience?
2. Have you had a Cloud 9 experience yet for the day?
3. Does something you have planned for today have the potential to put you on Cloud 9?
4. Does a Cloud 9 experience have to be a big event? Or can it be small and simple?
5. Can you give someone a Cloud 9 experience?
6. Can someone give you a Cloud 9 experience?
7. Can a Cloud 9 experience be planned or must it be spontaneous, serendipitous and unexpected?
8. Will Cloud 9 ever be the shape that it was a second ago?
9. Is it possible to capture Cloud 9 and bottle it (and would you want to)?