Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kermit the Monk Seal

Aloha & Welcome to Waikiki!

Click on Photos to Enlarge Ah, Contentment!

“Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase”
John Balguy

Even the Flowers are Dancing

“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”
Bertolt Brecht

“We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.”


Today's "It" Girl Having a Laugh

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

Kermit the Hawaiian Monk Seal is back lazing on his favorite piece of beach at the skirts of Diamond Head here in Waikiki.

And no one can laze like a Hawaiian Monk Seal!
(See the YouTube link below to see what I mean)

He had been spotted near Waimanalo with a great fishing hook piercing his mouth. The scientists and volunteers charged with looking after these endangered celebrities wondered if tattoos and additional piercings might sweep the seal community.

Bad for the image, you know.

So they sprang to action, tightly netted Kermit out in the open water, and expeditiously removed the offending barb.

And now, as we began, Kermit is again lounging unconcerned here in Waikiki.
Please observe the velvet, er, plastic ropes and keep a respectful distance as law and custom both enforce.

Take a lesson from Kermit:

Easy, Bruddah;
Cool Head Main T`ing!

A L O H A! Cloudia

Moon over an aMusing Monk Seal Here: