Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day of Rest

A L O H A!
Welcome to a Quiet Sunday Here in Hawaii
click on photos to ahhhhh!
A Nice Day to Rest at Home

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave,
and grow old wanting to get back to”
John Ed Pearce

The Animals Were There
“A smile is a window on your face to show your heart is at home.”

“His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!”
Emily Dickinson

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”
Dalai Lama

The sabbath has been smudged by too many fingers.

Our manufacturer recommends

a rest,

a fallow day.

But it's been turned into just another obligation,

a chore, a union rule.

Just as the magical MANNA

nourished for just one day,

the Here & Now

is fresh every moment.

We try to plan it,

to fit it all in
which means we live wrapped

in illusions.

Attempt to stay in the present

and the ego will rebel

in ten thousand ways.

But your sweet


will thank you,

and flourish,

as you spend time

and attention with it.

When you just

sit & be

you learn how deep

the river really is.

You begin to intuit

how much of life's richness

passes by unnoticed.

Dare to believe

that it is easy,

that you are surrounded by


Then you will understand

how steady

and deep

the current runs.

That it's

riding us home

without fail.

A L O H A! Cloudia