Friday, January 23, 2009

New Normal

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Ted Trimmer Photo

"It's not enough to just sit there and have compassionate thoughts. Your thoughts need to be reflected in what you do. . . You need to help other people." David Edwards

"What you do repeatedly is who you are." Aristotle

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Jan.21, 2008 "Shaka"

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Aloha Friday!

After September 11th, 2001 we heard lots about a "New Normal" but it wasn't very normal at all for a formerly "free country." So today's "New Normal" is partly a restoration of the way things SHOULD NORMALLY be; but it is also distinctly new indeed. A delicious new Trade Wind is blowing. Can you feel it? As my sails fill, I'm beginning to believe that we as a people are back on course. . .
. . . Recently we have had public servants run amok in our name. Today it seems that we have leaders worthy of the name. Every day will not be a mountaintop experience, life's mundane tasks remain. But I believe that I am not the only one standing a little taller. This new normal is pregnant with hope and good will. So let's take a much needed break, and go over to Cafe Duck Butt to sing some karaoke! "me me me me me, la la la la" . . . . A L O H A! Cloudia

From da sublime to. . . DUCK BUTT!