Many of you already have Avaaz badges on your blogs, as I do (top right). I have been on the Avaaz email list for a while now, and greatly appreciate the opportunity they offer to keep me informed about joining world actions, and for making it so quick and easy to make my voice heard but providing 'click and send' emails to government and other world leaders. This morning I received an email from Avaaz with a message to US President-elect Barack Obama (Oh, I love the sound of that!) to give not only well-deserved congratulations, but give a pledge support for his administrative agenda. Avaaz has erected a wall in Washington where our names and messages, both the generic one provided, and/or a personal message of your own words, will be posted for all to see. Please, I would urge you to take the time to visit the Avaaz site and add your name. In fact, I would urge you to put your name on the Azaaz mailing list as well, and add your voice to chorus from the whole world on many timely issues.
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.