Friday, October 31, 2014


A L O H A !

" Never bear more 

than one trouble at a time. -

 - Some people bear 

three kinds - 

all they have had, 

all they have now,

and all 

they expect to have. "
                    Edward Everett Hale

" The sky is
 that beautiful old parchment
 in which the sun
 and the moon 
keep their diary. "
                                 Alfred Kreymborg

" You must not 
blame me 
if I do talk 
to the clouds. "
                               Henry David Thoreau

I have learned the hard lessons
Of my discontent,
Disapprovals all around.
But in it's time
Patience has blossomed;
And the world rings
With a different sound.


We all have our challenges.
But I didn't know that,
thinking mine
were special.

Our problems and issues
are threats,
or opportunities,
as we ultimately choose.

Thank You
for being a companion
on the way!

                  Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Knowledge Swallowing

A  L  O  H  A  !
" There's a period of life 
when we swallow 
a knowledge of ourselves 
and it becomes
 either good 
or sour inside. "
                     Pearl Bailey

May YOUR Day
be Sweet!
                 Warmly, cloudia

Fence of Paradise

A L O H A !
  “- and at the east 
of the garden of Eden 
he placed the cherubim 
and a flaming sword..."
Genesis 3:24

“When you've lost sight 
of your path, 
for the destination
 in your heart .” 
          Katsura Hoshino

Linking to Good Fences

Thank You
for looking in!
            Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Safety Friends

A  L  O  H  A !

“That path 
no bird of prey knows, 
and the falcon's eye 
has not seen in it." 
             Song of Solomon 

" - moral courage has its 
source in identification 
through one's own sensitivity
 with the suffering 
of one's fellow human beings. "
                   Rollo May

" Tears come
 from the heart 
and not from 
the brain. "
                         Leonardo da Vinci

“…he will be our friend 
for always and 
always and always.” 
                             Rudyard Kipling


Thank YOU
for being an
Always Friend!
                       Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hunches, Assumptions, Light

A L O H A !
" Trust your hunches.
They're usually based on facts
filed just below
the conscious level. "
                              Joyce Brothers

" Your assumptions
are your windows
on the world.
Scrub them off
every once in a while,
or the light won't
come In. "
                           Isaac Asimov

"Over everything 
connected with autumn 
there lingers 
some golden spell—
some unseen influence 
that penetrates the soul 
with its mysterious power."
                                          Northern Advocate

Reflective, End Of Day

" May it be 
a light to you 
in dark places, 
when all other lights 
go out. "

Today's Sunset in Honolulu:


Even here
in the sub-tropics,
changes things.
The quality of light,
the smells in the breeze,
the cycles of
crops, herbs,
animals and fishes
known so well
to the Hawaiians 
of old.

We're riding this world

Thank Goodness
for that!

Thank You,
              Fondly, cloudia

Monday, October 27, 2014

Peer Or Potentate?

A  L  O  H  A !

 " To myself I am
 but a small child 
wandering upon the vast shores 
of knowledge, every now 
and then finding 
a small bright pebble 
to content myself with. "

" There is no respect for others 
without humility in one's self."
                   Henri Frederic Amiel.

" The vulgar man is 
always the most distinguished, 
for the very desire 
to be distinguished 
is vulgar. "
                   Gilbert K. Chesterton

Have you noticed
that successful politicians 
standing for election, or re-election
are warm, approachable,
kissing babies,
shaking hands,

Have you noticed
that office holders
very often
carry the aura of 

Attending an awards ceremony
for Hawaii's music industry
I found myself
in an elevator
with a famous local producer
associated with wonderful music.

"Love your work, man. Thanks."
"Always like to satisfy the consumers,"
he replied.

What a jerk!

It so happens,
that I was attending
as guest of a former band mate
who was up for an award
with his new band.

Great people
are focused on
other people
and the journeys ahead.

Small people
are so insecure
that they constantly
enforce, and
reinforce ANY
distinction they have.

Alan Brennert
is a VERY successful writer.
His work in scripts and novels
has won him many fans,
and awards.
I let him know
how fine his Hawaii
novels are.
He is an amazing 
and humane writer!

I wrote one little novel
(so far)
But Alan has been friendly
and kind when visiting Hawaii,
exchanging signed books
and later quoting me in an interview.

He called me Hawaii author.
[not a fan or consumer]
His spirit is generous.

Why do local "somebodies"
[wherever local happens to be]
act like a separate species,
yet world-class people
treat each person
as a friend,
as valuable?

I think the question
answers itself,
don't you?

I have confused and upset
some "achievers"
by treating them like friends
instead of making obeisance.
Don't get me wrong,
I express appreciation for their
work, but. . . . 

I'm not looking for rank,
invites to events,
or Medals.

Each person I meet
has something to teach me
[yes, some of the lessons
are cautionary].

So carry on,
my fellow great person!
By this ye shall know
insecure jerks:
they are preoccupied
with being respected.

So give them what they want
to get what YOU want,
but make real people,
the whole world,
your fellow of the journey'
of life.

Then YOU shall be
known as
a truly great human.

Like me.


Thank YOU 
for laughing along.

The only reason I post
is for the friendship 
and comments
from YOU!

      Thanks So Much
                   fondly, cloudia