Thursday, December 17, 2009

Celebrity Thursday

Aloha, Friend!
Welcome to Celebrity Thursday

click on the faces
Yes, that's Morgan Freeman
being kind to a complete stranger
in Honolulu's Chinatown at midnight. Long story. . .


"Happiness comes from the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."

Storm Jameson

"Enjoy the little things
for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Robert Brault

"I know everybody dies, but I thought I was an exception."
William Styron

"The essence of immortality
is the tendency to make an exception of one's self."
Jane Addams

"Not what we have
but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."

To a kid
20 years is an unimaginably
long time.

The older we get
the more comprehensible
it becomes.

At 50
we can believe
in 70.

Approaching 60
we begin to believe
in our own

So what to think?
What to do?

The other evening
I attended a party
with old friends and colleagues.

Talk was convivial
as it is among friends
turning to wine,
to travel,
to enjoying life.

"After all, how long have I got."
said one
to a murmur of assent
by all.

You may be wondering
why I'm writing on this topic
during the holidays.
It might seem depressing

But my intent
is exactly the opposite,
echoing my friend at the party.

I want to cherish
my hours, my days
and I want the same
for you.

Let's liberate ourselves
from what are really
petty annoyances.

Don't sweat the small stuff,
and it's ALL small stuff
compared to the treasure
we possess.

ALOHA, cloudia