(n). Literally “Cloud Walker”. One who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams; one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature or art.


In response to Weekly Photo Challenge on State of mind. 




20 thoughts on “Nephelibata

    1. It is actually Portuguese, easy for us French to pronounce as we share the same Latin roots.
      Let me wear my teacher glasses to add that the word “derived from “nephele” (cloud) and batha (a place where you can walk). It is one of its kind”.

      I love the idea on walking on clouds ..What a perspective we would have 🙂

      1. Ooooh! Interesting! 🙂 Thank you for sharing those teacher-nuggets with me. 🙂

        I think it will be a magical experience to walk on clouds. 🙂

  1. I love the photoart.. this could be a great wallframe hanging in my bedroom..a reminder of a great mantra : Sky is the limit when it comes to imagination.Imagination decides everything.
    Your posts made me think, that’s a good one.

    1. Thanks again 🙂 My daughter told me the other day 3 magic words that made me drop my phone. She was admiring the clouds too and exclaimed “Look up Mum!” It is actually a little exercise, looking up. I can be so “busy” looking down at my phone and on the sides when I am crossing a street that I tend to forget to look up. Where there is actually so much ..
      X !

      1. Oh that was so sweet! I can imagine that moment..I am looking forward to those moments with my daughter too. Enjoy the clouds in Ph now. Yes, little things like that can really teach us an important lesson about appreciation ,it means a lot in the eyes of a child.

      2. Oh yes! I love how they make us press on pause and just be in the moment (especially
        When they are finally napping 😛

      3. 😉 When they are finally sleeping, I am so happy.. for 1/2h hour actually, after I am getting so bored 😛 I wonder if this is something normal …

      4. really cracked me up..we are so happy when they finally collapsed into naps and then the moment the house has golden silence,we miss them 🙂 No,its normal!

    1. Glad you too like it 🙂 It already sounds like a magical formula to me, an invitation to wander in the clouds… but aren’t we all nephalibatas, sometimes?

    1. C’est un terme totalement desuet. Mais tellement beau et inspirant, n’est ce pas?
      Yes I agree totally. We are all cloudwalkers, at least at times 😉

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