Monday, July 6, 2015

Passing People of Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !
"Everyone has an 
invisible sign hanging 
from their neck saying, 
'Make me feel important.' 
Never forget this message 
when working with people." 
 Mary Kay Ash 

" By starving emotions 
we become humorless, 
rigid and stereotyped; 

- by repressing them 
we become literal, 
reformatory and 
encouraged, they perfume life; 
discouraged, they poison it. "
                                             Joseph Collins 

Some mature folk have 
forgotten how youth feels; 
Some remember; but 
best of all: 
to be always young 
in heart & mind. 

Thank YOU
for passing by!
                 Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Cold

A  L  O  H  A !
" A rustle in the wind
 reminds us 
a fairy is near. "

“It's a bizarre 
but wonderful feeling,
 to arrive dead center 
of a target 
you didn't even know 
you were aiming for.” 
                            Lois McMaster Bujold

 " 'T is better to be lowly born, 
And range with humble livers in content, 
Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, 
And wear a golden sorrow. "

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Having a cold
is what I call:
'Healthy People Problems"
And I have a 

We forget how awful
a simple cold can 
make us feel.

It reminds me
to be grateful,
and to spare a thought
for those
[some of you]
who live with
challenges who live
with pain.

Hang in there!
Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Always Ready, Never Terrorized

A  L  O  H  A !
" The love of liberty
 is the love of others; 
the love of power
 is the love 
of ourselves. "
           William Hazlitt

Linking to

" Rightful liberty is 
unobstructed action 
according to our will 
within limits drawn 
around us 
by the equal rights 
of others.  "
                 Thomas Jefferson

" Nothing 
is more precious 
than independence 
and liberty. "
               Ho Chi Minh

USA Independence Day
Belated Blessed
Canada Day!

Wishing YOU
Wherever You Live
       Fondly, cloudia

" All human kind... 
being all equal and independent, 
no one ought to harm another 
in his life, health, liberty 
or possessions. "
John Locke

Friday, July 3, 2015

Floral Friday

A  L  O  H  A !  [Rainbow Shower Tree]
Click on Photo to EXPAND!

" All 
theory, dear friend,
 is gray, but 
the golden tree
 of life springs 
ever green.

Linking to

Thank YOU
Dear Friend!

A Few Favorite Clouds

A  L  O  H  A !
See the elephant?
" I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
from up and down, and still somehow
it's cloud illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all. "
                                     Joni Mitchell 
                                                           [Get Better Joni]

" Once we believe in ourselves 
we can risk curiosity,
 wonder, spontaneous 
delight or any 
experience that reveals 
the human spirit.”  
                   E.E. Cummings

 " Like all great travelers,
 I have seen more
 than I remember, and 
remember more than 
I have seen. " 
                        Benjamin Disraeli

“ There would be no 
cloud-nine days 
rock-bottom moments 
left below. ” 
                    Richelle E. Goodrich

Thank YOU!
                      Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SkyWatch Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !
" Happiness is a sunbeam 
which may pass through 
a thousand bosoms 
without losing a particle 
of its original ray; nay, 
It is not perfected 
till it is shared. "
                          Jane Porter

I could just
look at the sky
[or the ceiling]
ALL day!

Linking to

Thank You!
                 Warmly, cloudia

Scent Subcultures

A  L  O  H  A !

" The wound is the place 

where the Light enters you. "

Linking to

" We have only this moment, 

sparkling like a star in our hand. . . 

and melting like a snowflake. 

Let us use it before 

it is too late. "

                               Marie Beynon Ray 

" Language 
exerts hidden power, 
like a moon 
on the tides. "
                 Rita Mae Brown

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