Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Monday

A L O H A!
Here is a Hawaiian Sky Just for YOU

click on photos for ahhhh-gasm

"You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows down stream
and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men."

Li Bai

"You find a flower half-buried in leaves,
And in your eye its very fate resides.
Loving beauty, you caress the bloom;
Soon enough, you'll sweep petals from the floor.
Terrible to love the lovely so,
To count your own years, to say "I'm old,"
To see a flower half-buried in leaves
And come face to face with what you are."
Han Shan
Translated by Peter Stambler

"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl.
All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't."
Marilyn Monroe

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The difference between what the most and the least learned people know
is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.”
Albert Einstein

Today, I am at the medical center having a colonoscopy.
This post is like those slides the TV stations used to show:
Please Forgive The Inconvenience.
Until our normal programming is continued.

Blogging is not about gem-like posts
so perfect and boring,
it is about being real.

Can't get real-er than a colonoscopy!
Your well-wishes are understood
but no less appreciated,
and no less desired.

Yes, you may leave smirky, jokey comments
at my expense.

I'll be too busy stuffing my face when I read them
to care!

So enjoy the day,
and especially the fact that it is not YOUR

Glad to be of service!
Cloudia :-0