Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Strive or Stroll

A  L  O  H  A !
' kulia na mamo. '
Striving for excellence 










Lenticular Delight


"The universe is full
of magical things
patiently waiting
for our wits
to grow sharper."

                     Eden Philpotts







Lion of Scotland
" When the sky
 puts on a show,
 take the time
 to look up. "
                     Carmi Levy










We should all get out more

" You live longer 
once you realize 
that any time spent
 being unhappy
 is wasted. "
                Ruth E. Renkl 










"See and Be Seen"
" To touch the soul 
of another human being 
is to walk 
on holy ground. "
                      Stephen R. Covey


[=]

To quote Joni Mitchell
"Love is touching souls;
Surely You've touched mine."
Thank YOU!
                   Warmly, cloudia

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Shout

A  L  O  H  A !
  " Love and work 
are the cornerstones 
of our humanness. "
                                Freud











 “No one 
who does good work 
will ever come 
to a bad end, 
either here
 or in the world to come” 
                      The Bhagavad Gita














Na ke kanaka mahi'ai ka imu o nui. 

"The well-filled oven 
belongs to him 
who tills the soil." 
 Work 
brings abundance
                   Hawaiian Proverb














" Do not take advantage 
of a hired worker who is
 poor and needy, 
whether like you,
 or a foreigner 
residing in your town. "
        Deuteronomy 24:14


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You & me-

All of us work

either for pay,
or because
it is who we are.

Today in the USA
we celebrate Workers
in a time
when $Capitol$
is in the VIP cue 
everywhere,
but humans

seeking work
are illegal
if they cross over.

You & I
we value people
and we value
their contributions,
whether
"like us"
or foreigners
in our midst.

Thank YOU
for being
One Of Us
Humans!

I'm proud to share
the work
of healing the world
with You
                 Fondly, cloudia





Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rust and Renewal

A  L  O  H  A !
Rust & Renewal in Honolulu's Chinatown


Linking to City Daily Photo: "Rust and Ruins"  
                          Here

Warmly, Cloudia


Mural Mundane

A  L  O  H  A !
Bac Nam restaurant here in Honolulu.
This mural is kinda hard to see. 
The sidewalk is too narrow. 
From across the street, trees obscure.
Click to see the whole pic







Click to see the best view I could get. 
Seems to be a surreal tropic landscape




Linking to Monday Murals
Here

Thank YOU for visiting
                Warmly, cloudia

Aglow

A  L  O  H  A !
" The glow 
of one warm thought
is to me 
worth more
 than money. "
                      Thomas Jefferson










“ I touched the moon last night;
a golden glow beyond my grasp.
Eons before me it rested there.
It will remain when I am dust.
My hand now glows 
from the embrace. . .
I touched the moon last night.” 
                              Craig Froman







" The loveliest of faces
 are to be seen
 by moonlight, 
when one sees half 
with the eye 
& half 
with the fancy. "
                            Persian Proverb



(})
Thank You
          Fondly, cloudia

Willow Mill Park "Under the Roller Coaster"

A    L    O    H    A  !

" If the 
only prayer you said 
was 'thank you'
that would be 
enough. "
                        Meister Eckhart 





". . . it takes a life 
to learn how
 to live. "
                     Jonathan Safran Foer 








click on photo to enjoy all the shadows showing off

“ I have learned that
if you must leave a place
that you have lived in 
and loved 
and where all your 
yesteryears 
are buried deep, -







" leave it any way 
except a slow way,
 leave it 
the fastest way 
you can. -









" Never turn back
 and never believe
 that an hour you remember
 is a better hour
 because it is dead. 

Passed years seem safe ones, 
vanquished ones, 
while the future lives
 in a cloud,
 formidable from a distance. ” 
                       Beryl Markham, 
                               " West with the Night "




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Sometimes
our memories are
"creative."
We walked to school
in 40 feet of snow
every day!

Summer afternoons
were centuries long;
Ice cream was sweeter.

Heck, maybe it was.

In Annie Hall
Woody Allen remembers
growing up in a house
under a roller coaster!
[You can see it HERE]

I have 
roller coaster memories 
too. . .

My high school boyfriend's
(I wrote about Carl Here)
older brother played lead guitar
in a band. After hearing me
play my flute, "Chopper"
invited me to be in the band.
We played every weekend
in a bar in Maryland.

So every weekend,
Carl and I rode the Reading Railroad
out to Mechanicsburg PA 17050.

The girl lead singer
had a house
directly across the street
from a sweet, small time
amusement park called
"Willow Mill Park" Link.

We practiced for hours 
and slept at her house,
and during our breaks
we walked across the small 
residential road
to take rides on the 
Red Streaker!

That exciting name 
hardly describes
the rickety, old & small
ride we knew. Of wood,
as I recall.
Shook all the wrong notes
right out of my fingers!

Sounds like a made-up
story, a scene in a comedy,
a Fellini film,
or an outright 
bald-faced lie,
but I assure you 
it's true.

Thank YOU
 for Bellying Up
to our Tall Tale
table today!
Care to share one?
                     Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Saturday Critter

A  L  O  H  A !

SINGING KAHULI 

OAHU TREE SNAIL Link


“Then turn not pale, beloved snail, 
but come and join the dance.”
 Lewis Carroll
 1832-1898





Linking to Saturday Critters

Thank YOU
            Warmly, cloudia

Remember: “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
 Charles H. Spurgeon 
 1834-1892)