Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.


(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 comments on “Nephelibata

  1. rosemawrites
    March 2, 2016

    Ooooh. Is this a French word, Estelea? 🙂

    • estelea
      March 2, 2016

      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 🙂

      • rosemawrites
        March 2, 2016

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

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

      • estelea
        March 2, 2016

        hehehe, my pleasure, anytime I can show off 😉

      • rosemawrites
        March 2, 2016


  2. justbluedutch
    March 2, 2016

    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.

    • estelea
      March 4, 2016

      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 !

      • justbluedutch
        March 4, 2016

        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.

      • estelea
        March 4, 2016

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

      • justbluedutch
        March 5, 2016

        Indeed, When kids nap, its golden..a silence & peace being cherished 🙂 Haha
        Thanks for making my WP days worthwhile Estelea!

      • estelea
        March 8, 2016

        😉 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 …

      • justbluedutch
        March 8, 2016 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!

      • estelea
        March 10, 2016

        Thanks Doc for making me feeling normal 🙂

  3. JMacIndoe
    March 3, 2016

    Great photo!

  4. heavenhappens
    March 3, 2016

    Oh I love that word! I want to be a cloudwalker x

    • estelea
      March 4, 2016

      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?

  5. equinoxio21
    March 5, 2016

    Aren’t we all cloud walkers?
    Merci pour ce nouveau mot. (Jamais entendu et pourtant je parle pas mal le portugais/brésilien) 🙂

    • estelea
      March 5, 2016

      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 😉

      • equinoxio21
        March 8, 2016

        Let’s go get us some clouds…

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