Friday, December 4, 2009

Moment of Peace

at Last!
Welcome, Friend

click on photos, you know why. . .
It's nice at Waikiki. . .

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
Walt Whitman

But the other day I went into the back of Manoa Valley. . .

"Some people never go crazy.
What truly horrible lives they must lead."
Charles Bukowski

It is a riot of greenery back there. . .

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay
and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."
Eric Berne

I love communing with the leaf-life

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

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There I found this delightful fountain.
Let's relax and enjoy it together for a moment!

The land, the `Aina, is lonely.
It has been only a place to discard the unwanted,
to ignore, to comodify,
not a mother to visit in love.

The land asks:
"Where are the children?
When will they come and play and laugh with me again?"
The land is lonely for us.

Let us be children once again,
companions to the birds, leaves and winds.
Just as in the day of humankind's youth.
And our spirits shall again be young.

ALOHA, cloudia