posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:04 am

pink fluffy clouds with mauve tinges
they look like elephants let loose across my sky
a warm silence appears
something primitive about the light
we lay in our room touching
a lovely little breeze makes the blinds move
baby take off your clothes
the last days of 2009
soon pleasure will come
unlimited undying unendurable
its a lovely afternoon just like its brother
the day before
people inspect an empty flat
little lizards scuttle about in the sun
the ocean is warm and gentle
the palms nod only faintly
people drinking cold beer
2 more nights to new years eve
we hurtle headlong into a future
life speeds up n up n up
the past creates jagged fragments
the present offers up intriguing clues
but the future
ah none may know it truly
or else life would become unbearable
and we’d remember tomorrow as well as yesterday

27 Responses to “pink fluffy clouds”

  1. avatar
    davem | 29 December 2009 at 10:02 am #

    Don't you know.
    Then it goes away.

    John G – I hope you're ok mate?

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    fantasticandy | 29 December 2009 at 10:04 am #

    the future is beckoning me…..
    it tells me great change is afoot.
    ….for you 'n me both baybee!

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    Hellbound Heart | 29 December 2009 at 10:16 am #

    life would become unbearable if we knew the future……would you want to see your own death and the demise of loved ones?

    no way

    love always…..

    big smiles kate?? you got a clive barker painting???? oh man!!!!

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    anonymouse | 29 December 2009 at 11:02 am #

    life goes on and there is some good in all the mayhem that surrounds us. thank you for reminding us of that, steve.

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    Anonymous | 29 December 2009 at 11:03 am #

    sounds like a gorgeous day at your office.i,personally,having just another typical day at mine,here.think i should resign.

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    esne snoner | 29 December 2009 at 11:32 am #

    life speeds up indeed – now if only that one was added to the church live cannon – one (of many) that stands up to repeat play and of course has more and more significance these days

    gotta say that i'm also currently enjoying ocean swimming and the balminess of eastern sydney these past few days

    all the best for 2010 sk – hopefully you will find the world at your feet as you also predicted way back then

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    cazziem | 29 December 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    This setting sounds so peaceful and idyllic with the pretty candy floss clouds. Sadly in my part of the world the clouds are not so easy to see as they camouflage themselves by being the same shade of grey as the clouds. At 5:30 this morning the weatherman forecast snow in my part of the country, but unless snow is now recyclable and the next lot has already been trodden in, then chances are it'll be rain that's falling instead!

    What contrasts – pink clouds and grey clouds; a little breeze that moves the blinds whilst the wind here is so cold it burns the tips of your fingers and the end of your nose. Definitely no lizards here, but I have been out each day feeding the birds and the squirrels. However, a cold beer is something that I can match, so I think once I've done my ‘mother's taxi’ stint, I'll take a nice warm bath, which is the nearest I'll get to the warm and gentle ocean today, then I'll pour me that beer, turn on #23, lay on my bed, imagine myself in a divergent time and place and ponder how I'll feel about tomorrow when it becomes yesterday!!!

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    Richard | 29 December 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    I think it's quite possible that we DO remember our futures.

    only we don't recognise what we are seeing because it is coming at us from a direction in which, logically at least, it should not be coming

    in fact it's so hard to comprehend that most of the time we simply switch off to it

    but sometimes, perhaps we do recognise the backward echoes of our future

    maybe that's what deja vu is all about

    maybe it makes telepathy make more sense

    and I can't agree that truly knowing the future would make life unbearable

    we'd be talking about a very different sort of life

    one that forever hovers back and forward between death and birth

    and whoever can see and understand life in that way is likely to have long forgotten that there is any such thing as tomorrow

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    innerspacepilot | 29 December 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow is wood, but NOW the fire is burning…….

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    Ellen | 29 December 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    There are times in my life when I DID wish I knew the future, but maybe not. As you say, it'd be unbearable to know what's around the corner.

    God only knows what next year will be. 2009 has been a very difficult year for me and 2010 will pose some more challenges, but I've got The Church music and TTB to carry me through.

    Oh, and puffy pink clouds help alot, too!

    Beautiful blog post, wistful, hopeful with a touch of soft romance. Mmmmmm…

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    Mary | 29 December 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    i came across this on youtube last night, i loved watching the church back in the days having a blast acting goofy, here is the site lol

    love ya steve


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    Mary | 29 December 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    by the way i dont want to seem stupid or whatever but i read a couple times bubble tea, what is that? sounds good whatever it is lol, just curious, so whats your plans for New Years eve/day?


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    Matt Mac Haffie | 29 December 2009 at 6:37 pm #

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    cazziem | 29 December 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    Just a quick note to all you guitar loving Brits out there, or even those who are not Brits, but have access to the BBC. Well, BBC four is running a six-part series called ‘Guitar Heroes at the BBC’ covering the end of the 60s to the beginning of the 80s, which started last night. Last night’s line up was: Hendrix; Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green); Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore); Pentangle; Paco Peña (Flamenco); Thin Lizzy; Little Feat; Dr Feelgood; Santana; John Martyn; Dire Straits; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; BB King; Rory Gallagher; Police and U2.
    Quite and enjoyable programme with trivia about all the performers. You can catch the other parts as follows: –
    Part 2 – 29/12/09 23:55
    Part 3 – 31/12/09 01:20
    Part 4 – 31/12/01 21:20
    Part 5 – 01/01/10 21:00
    Part 6 – 01/01/10 23:55
    (Please note the above are all British dates/times) Or you can check out availability at the following link: –

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    Ellen | 29 December 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Mary, thank you for posting the youtube link. Funny stuff. I especially like the bit where they're trying to figure out what's in the serving tray. "Eeeewwwww!" LOL!

    And I love the jam session in the dressing room!

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    Big Smiles Kate | 29 December 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    Hey SK,

    What a beautifully intimate moment "We lay in our room touching" you share so much of yourself with us. Thank you. I don't want to know the future either but wish all the Kilbeys and all TTB fiendss a wonderful New Year.

    Hey Hellbound Heart, I wondered about you with your URL. Yep a CB original acrylic on paper with so much character – did you checkout the site? You can get drawings etc. Next on my wish list is an SK, I do have a print but want an original. My two most favourite living artistic loves, Steve and Clive both amazing creators, writers, artists. Inspirational. Abarat 3 "Absolute Midnight" late 2010!

    Big Smiles


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    Queen Hatshepsut | 29 December 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    So happy to leave 2009 behind…hoping for better things in 2010 for all.

    "we'd remember tomorrow as well as yesterday."

    Yikes. I couldn't bear it.

    All the best to you and your family SK, as always.

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    lily was here | 30 December 2009 at 1:45 am #

    In Melb now Steve, no proper internet access so a quick BIG LOVE to you and family and best to all timebeingers till im online again!!! Sue xoxoxo
    the blushing dame

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    matt davison | 30 December 2009 at 2:10 am #

    Bliss SK. I am alone and looking back at a year where I lost many people in my life.. best friend (to suicide.). my agent who died unexpectantly, may partner (you know who) and her little C. my job…my colombian lady. just to name a few. "But" I feel happy deep inside when others are living well and are joyful "even when I am far from that… It's hard to do that on the surface, but deep down how can I look at it any other way…
    The oceans currents move in billions of swells and directions, but the waves roll up on the same beaches… that is the truth.

    Love and peace to you NK and all.


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    Mary | 30 December 2009 at 5:23 am #

    Ellen, no problem i figured Church fan would love to see it, never seen before footage, its so great i keep watching it over and over, and the voice of Steves high pitch cracked me up, you are too funny steve! and yes them trying to figure out what was in that tray was hilareous. hehe i still wonder what it was, didnt look right 🙂


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    Hellbound Heart | 30 December 2009 at 9:05 am #

    big smiles kate…..clive barker is absolutely awesome…abarat 3 out 2010? goody!!!!!!

    peace and love….

    ps steve, listening to after everything now this today….bloody marvellous…
    love alwys…..

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    Anakki Mayhem | 30 December 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    lovely blog! 😀

    to steve & family & all the timebeingers…

    ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

    may u all start the new year in a pleasurable way!


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    andychrist | 30 December 2009 at 8:30 pm #

    Yes, another year indeed, random inner turmoil, but somehow just feel things will be o.k., for now…
    Continuing my new read of No Certainty Attached, don't want it to end.
    Listening to Gold Afternoon Fix….some real gems (to me) Steve.

    Much PEACE and LOVE to you across the miles

    Thank you for the beautiful imagery…as always

    Brand new to this forum.

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    veleska1970 | 30 December 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    another year down the drain. and i'm glad this one is gone.

    "but the future
    ah none may know it truly"
    sometimes i wish i could.

    happy new year to you, steve.

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    Jasperina | 31 December 2009 at 5:10 am #

    I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and stars…

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    ross b | 31 December 2009 at 5:56 am #

    happy ny to you and yours Steve – love your words and beingness – let's hope '10 and beyond are good years for everyone…

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