Friday, March 27, 2015

Secret Shame Shining

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!
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   " We have to dare 

to be ourselves, 

- however frightening
 or strange 
 that self may be."
   May Starton 

On Point

Linking to
SkyWatch Friday

WE all have something
we'd like to forget.

It seems to me
that something
so powerful
could do one much
but perhaps much
renewal as well.

Daily we sample
the meaning of life.
Some days it's thin,
others savory
& full of good things.

So what do we do
with the spice
that's not nice?

How do we find
the gift
in what we've tried
so hard to hide?

Every One
can overcome.

You are not done
Glorious raiment 
mysteriously spun
from what you used to
devoutly shun.


Thank You
for soul-sharing!
                  Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, March 26, 2015


A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
 " The silence this moment,
every moment, 
if it’s genuinely inside 
you, brings 
what you need. 
There’s nothing 
to believe. 
Only when I 
stopped believing 
in myself 
did I come 
into this beauty."

 Daffy for Diagonals
Half- Fence & Her Shadows 
Plus Grate Rolling Open (left)

“I thought the 
most beautiful thing 
in the world 
must be shadow.” 
 Sylvia Plath

Well Hello!

" We will only understand
 the miracle of life 
fully when 
we allow the 
unexpected to happen. "
                  Paulo Coelho

Linking to
Good Fences


Thank YOU!
                                Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stroll Waikiki With Me

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Spring: The music of
 open windows. "
                         Terri Guillemets

 " Love the life you live
live the life you love. "
                           Bob Marley

Click on the Kite!

" Never be in a hurry; 
do everything quietly 
and in a calm spirit. 
Do not lose your 
inner peace for 
anything whatsoever, 
even if your 
whole world 
seems upset. "
             Saint Francis de Sales

I'm working on it,
How about You?
Just making it
a goal
clarifies things
I think.

Linking to

Thank YOU
for Being an
Important Link!
                          Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weak Tea Tolerance

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
“Tolerance means 
excusing the mistakes 
others make. -

- Tact means 
not noticing them. ”
                      Arthur Schnitzler

The only clean, orderly,
mistake-free place
is un-populated.
How long
would you be
Happy there?

I ask myself,
all the time. . .


Glad to see
                Thanks, cloudia

One awesome thing about Eeyore

A  L  O  H  A !

"One awesome thing 
about Eeyore 
is that even though he is 
basically clinically depressed, 
he still gets invited 
to participate in adventures 
and shenanigans with 
all of his friends 
and they never expect him 
to pretend to feel happy, 
they just love him anyway,
 they never leave him
 behind or 
ask him to change."


            Warmly, cloudia

Monday, March 23, 2015


A  L  O  H  A   from    Honolulu!
“ The world would be a nicer place
 if everyone had the ability to love 
as unconditionally as a dog.”
                                             M.K. Clinton

" Why does watching a dog 
be a dog 
fill one with happiness? " 
                                 Jonathan Safran Foer 

" Whoever said 
you can't buy happiness 
forgot little puppies. ”  
                                      Gene Hill

" Everything I know
 I learned from dogs. ” 
                                                           Nora Roberts

" Dogs are not our whole life,
 but they make our lives whole." 
                                                Roger Caras

“When an 
eighty-five pound mammal
 licks your tears away, then 
tries to sit on your lap,
 it's hard to feel sad.” 
                                       Kristan Higgins 

“Did you know
 that there are over 300 
words for love in canine?” 
                                   Gabrielle Zevin

“Petting, scratching and 
cuddling a dog could be
 as soothing to the 
mind and heart as
 deep meditation and 
almost as good for the soul 
as prayer.” 
 Dean Koontz

Good Reader!
                 cloudia "Woof!"

And I Went Into A Dream

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu !

Something about this building was whispering in my
subconscious, trying to get my attention.

" If the doors of perception 
were cleansed 
every thing would appear
 to man as it is, 
For man has 
closed himself up,
 till he sees all things
 thro' narrow chinks 
of his cavern. "
                 William Blake 

The Sun was using one particular spot to refract & reflect 
Red, Yellow, Green!

“ You can find pictures 
anywhere. It's simply a matter 
of noticing things 
and organizing them. 
You just have to care 
about what's around you. . . .”
                             Elliott Erwitt

Suddenly, the solid, normal 
of the morning opened up,
 revealing facets of 
beauty all around. . .

. . . And I fell into a dream

“Reverie is not 
a mind vacuum. 

- It is rather 
the gift of
 an hour which 
the plenitude of the soul.”
                       Gaston Bachelard

Linking to
Digital Art Meme


Thank You!
Fondly, cloudia

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