Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Into First

A  L  O  H  A    from  Honolulu!

“Rocket ships
are exciting
but so are roses
on a birthday.” 

                   Leonard Nimoy

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'Emergent From Shadow'

" In a dark time,
 the eye begins to see. "
                                Cavett Robert

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The small, homely, neighborhood temples
of Honolulu  have always charmed me.
This Chinese example is one of
my favorites, close to Waikiki.

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Thank You
for visiting!
            Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aging Dance

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!

Kumu hula   Mapuana de Silva
 Halau Mohala 'Ilima 

“ She is one of those ladies 
who is more beautiful
 at sixty than 
she could possibly 
have been at twenty. 
(how I hope
 someone says that 
about me someday) !” 
                           Mary Ann Shaffer

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Thank You!
             Warmly, cloudia

Grateful Hand

A  L  O  H  A    from  


 " Whatever hour 
God has blessed 
you with, 
take it with 
grateful hand. " 

 Pink Angel Party

" Morning 
without you 
is a dwindled 
dawn. " 
                  Emily Dickinson

Foreground, Background, Diagonal
" There is deep wisdom 
within our very flesh, 
if we can only 
come to our senses 
and feel it. "
                   Elizabeth A. Behnke

Fearsome Centipede

" Fear is the
 bane of all creatures, 
it is our black hole 
we cannot live without.” 
                    Isabella Irini Poretsis

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Self Portrait of Sort-rait

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Thank YOU
for visiting!
                Warmly, cloudia

Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

“I’m touched by the idea 
that when we do things 
that are useful and helpful - 
collecting these shards 
of spirituality -
 that we may be 
helping to bring about 
a healing.” 
                 Leonard Nimoy

Thank YOU,
"Mr. Spock"

YOUR Default Settings

A  L  O  H  A    from   Honolulu!
" Nothing is 
ever the same
 as they
 said it was. "
                     Diane Arbus

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth visiting Hawaii

" There are people 
who live their whole lives 
on the default settings, 
never realizing 
you can customize. "
                       Robert Brault

" To be ignorant 
of what occurred
before you were born
 is to remain 
always a child.” 
             Marcus Tullius Cicero

 Amphibious Assault Ship 
USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
Visited Hawaii recently. 
I thought it was
a historic vessel. 
But she's just well used

 Delivered to the U.S. Navy  
16 April 2009  
Commissioned at Pascagoula, Mississippi  
26 June 2009 

U.S. Coast Guard

The sea is 
a singular neighbor
bringing good, bad,
all things - anything.

Beautiful, ugly,
roaring, whispering.

The sea, 
our neighbor
barely notices us;

Yet never fails
to charm.

" I could never stay 
long enough on the shore;
 the tang of the untainted, 
fresh, and free sea air 
was like a cool, 
quieting thought. "
                 Helen Keller


Thank You, Captain
for sheltering here
a while!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SkyWatch Honolulu

A  L  O   H  A !

"  To attract good fortune,
 spend a new coin 
on an old friend, 

share an old pleasure
 with a new friend,

 and lift up the heart 
of a true friend -

by writing his name
 on the wings 
of a dragon. "
                   Chinese Proverb

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Thank You!

Right Ways to Do

A  L  O  H  A   from  Honolulu!
 Pretend these are Your Feet

" It is part of the cure 
to wish to be cured. "

 " If you make friends
 with yourself 
you will never 
be alone." 
                 Maxwell Maltz

Mo`ili`ili  Baseball field

" Those who cannot 
change their minds 
cannot change 
anything. "
George Bernard Shaw

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Remember when
there was one way
to do something:
The Right Way?

Enforcers of 
The Right Way
can be pretty Serious
about Right & Wrong!

Scientists have found
we can ward off
Mental Decline
by sometimes doing
accustomed things
in unaccustomed ways;

Brush your teeth
with your non-dominant hand.
Take a new way home.

I get bored
with dental floss
and switch to those
disposable plastic
(Extravagant I know)

Then I get bored
and switch back.

[This could be an 
argument for Polyandry]

After a while,
the Right Way
becomes stale.

Don't become stale.

I post every day,
but I shake it up too:
Sometimes it's Good,
other times a 

Thank You
for goofing around
here with us!
                         Fondly, cloudia