Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Rabbi's Story

Aloha Welcome to You

Mountain, Water, Fire & Air
at Haiku Gardens

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."

Lauren Bacall

The "Big Store" is humbled by these epic skies,

by their tales & memories

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite,

and you do not know what it will bring back,

a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country"

Anais Nin

Meanwhile, back in Honolulu Town, life goes on.



What was it he said that stuck in my mind all these years,

these decades,

these ages of life?

About enjoying his child times, playing with his friends;

'This must be the best time of life?' He thought.

Playing basketball in college, his yarmulke bobby-pinned to his


about winning with the team;

'This has to be the best time of life.'

Of courting & marriage,

'The best moments of life' He thought

until his first child was born.

Turning to his own father as they looked at the newborn,

an ancient Rabbi with an ancient beard,

'Pop,' he said 'This is the greatest moment of my life!'

His father only smiled wider and said

'Wait till your first grand child is born;

THAT is life's sweetest moment!'

L'Chaim! To Life!

It sure beats the alternative!

Just for today,

let's not get angry,

let's not be afraid.

A wonderful post is HERE at Writing in Faith.

And thanks to Pagan Sphinx
for the smashing shot of fire on the beach that
inspired me to post my top shot today.

Hers is better. HERE

toodles, cloudia


Ballet news said...

Aloha ! Loved this one

Denise said...

Oh yes, I loved this one too. Aloha my friend.

ρομπερτ said...

More than felt this entry of yours. May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

daily athens

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed this very much. I love your photos always, Cloudia. And I love when the big stores are humbled!

Thanks for the link. I am honored.

Marguerite said...

Love the first pic, gorgeous! And the Nin quote! Merci for the link. Aloha, cher!

Ken Mac said...

those clouds speak

Cloudia said...

thank you

Irina said...

Photoshop, right? these photos can not be true, so beautiful. Just a thought when watching photos: Cloudia is not Cloudia at all, it is 15year Photoshop genius from some Arctic location )))

Misalyn said...

I like this post so much. Lovely photos, as always. I particularly like image#2. Will visit the link that you shared.

Have a nice day my friend.



Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The location in the first photo is so inviting!

acornmoon said...

Aloha to you too !

Kay said...

L'Chaim! Yes! I was there for the birth of my grandchild and it was too sweet for words!

Appu said...

Imagination quote - The Best.
Thanks for sharing

dinesh chandra said...

Cloudia love u for this one .

dinesh chandra

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wise words, Cloudia.

the walking man said...

i can go with the not get afraid thing but the anger we'll just have to wait and see today,

David Cranmer said...

Nice Bacall quote.

louisebah said...

The Haiku garden is beautiful! Glad to hear you are doing well! It shows in your posts as well!
hugsss xxx

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Some good words here!

Freda said...

Especially for today I shall do my best not to be afraid. Thank you

Akelamalu said...

'Wait till your first grand child is born;

THAT is life's sweetest moment!'

That is SO true. :)

kavita said...

Every moment is precious and beautiful.Love from India.Aloha Cloudia !

Charles Gramlich said...

love the Bacall quote.

Myrna R. said...

Will I ever get to Hawaii? Who knows. Life is full of surprises. But for now, I'll just follow your blog. It truly is like a little vacation and it's adorned with so much wisdom. I came here from Writing in Faith. Glad I took the time.

Daryl said...

Fabulous stuff!! Aloha!

Trotter said...

Aloha Cloudia!
Sorry for the rush!! I’ll be off for my official week holiday but Blogtrotter Two will be showing you the road to a wonderful setting: Costa Smeralda!! Enjoy, leave your comments and have a great weekend and week ahead!

Brian Miller said...

aloha from VA...

i like to fly that kite...and right now is the best moment of my life...smiles.

Pietro said...

Hi Cloudia! I enjoy a lot this post: nice pictures (fascinating that sky) and quotes!

Cloudia said...

Oh Thank YOU!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous post!! I read it yesterday and purposely didn't comment so I would have to come back and enjoy it again!

Cloudia said...

You rock!! Thanx

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I'm jealous you live in a place like heaven. LOL!!

I enjoyed this one very much!
B xx

Junosmom said...

So much anger comes from fear.