Friday, December 3, 2010

Nothing is Easy

A L O H A


Today's song
 was my "theme-song" for so long.
NOTHING is easy.


Micronesian Ladies Wait for the Bus.
Scooter girl takes this shot.
She her reflection?


"The detached observer's view
 is one window on the world."

Kenneth L. Pike 


"Character is what you are in the dark."



-Dwight L. Moody



Riding Along With Dad


"He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could.
 He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to into the basement by himself.
 He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it.
 It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. 
When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures ...
 but he was never in them."

-- Erma Bombeck 

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Hannukah
is a holiday of LIGHT
like Diwali.

Tonight is the second night.

The war was over:
the Earthly Power
had won.

Yet
a dark lamp
remained in the
defiled
temple.

Rebels lit that lamp,
the light that should never
go out.

And though it
"shouldn't have"

it shined
eight days
and eight
crazy nights.

Let's celebrate
the improbable 
victory
of delight

just when
grim problems
seem to have
"won."

Miracles can happen.


You are one.
I am another.


Tomorrow
is
another.

From one miracle to another:
Don't give up the faith,
your faith
that the 
BEST
can happen.

It often does.


Celebrate!

Believe
that all can be
easy,

dare to believe it,

and it will be
so!

Thanks for coming by,
and please leave the gift
of your "hello"
       in comments.  cloudia


38 comments:

Hilary said...

A Chanukka Chello! ;)

Love that image with the fern silhouettes. It sort of reminds me of a human spine..

KarenG said...

I really really liked this positive can-do post, especially after reading a particular writer blog today that struck me as spoiled, with a sense of entitlement, that nothing happened like she thought it should. *Oh poor me.* Nothing is easy indeed. So I liked this.

Windsmoke. said...

There's always light at the end of the tunnel no matter how many problems you have. Scooter Girl strikes again. I'm totally hopless at taking photos and wouldn't have though of the reflection in the window in a million years.

Cloudia said...

Fun!!!!


Thank you for visiting

magiceye said...

amen

namaste /\ from mumbai
aloha!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

'Character is what you are in the dark' - I love that one!

How lovely to read your uplifting post, while I'm sitting here in the tree-house, dear friend!

Teresa said...

Great post. The second picture is great. Celebrate!!!

Teeluck said...

Cloudia...you are Fun!! Love ya!

Myrna R. said...

Miracles abound.

Enjoy your beautiful writing.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful photos to celebrate! Enjoy the miracle of life, of being you.

Ocean Girl said...

Hola Cloudia.

Great pictures and I really liked the quote about character is what you are in the dark.

How are you Cloudia?

dinesh chandra said...

hi cloudia how r u good post

John McElveen said...

"Character is what you are in the dark."



-Dwight L. Moody

ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAV QUOTES--ALSO-- CHARACTER IS WHO YOU ARE IN WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING --SAME THING...Love it!!

You are just the Bomb! and I love the reflection!

Makes me reflect on your positive Godly Spirit,

Hugs,


JohnBoy

Happily waiting on Book!

LOL- at Hilary's Comment!

Friko said...

You speak true, girl.

LauraX said...

chag urim sameach...I love the light shining through the dark palm fronds image...beautiful...found your blog through Kim Talon's :)

Out on the prairie said...

Some good tunes, amazing thoughts and enjoy the surfer with his kids.Last time I saw Tull was in an outdoor concert in CO.

Akelamalu said...

Great photos today Cloudia x

wenn said...

like the 3rd picture..

TALON said...

Awww! Erma Bombeck - I still miss her...

That Kenneth L. Pike quote resonates with me, Cloudia - who we are when no one sees us. So very true.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've never seen a "surf" wagon before.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful post Cloudia. Love your quick shots from the scooter and positive outlook!

Jingle said...

creative,
beautiful and musical post.

Cloudia said...

Isn't this a great time of year to just feel good and enjoy life?

That's what I'm doing!

Your comment here is a Hanukkah present to me. Thanks so much for sharing YOURSELF!

KrippledWarrior said...

Happy Hanukkah, Good Shabis.

Bitch said...

Hello from still Summer Greece.
Hugs Monika

Pietro said...

Hi Cloudia! It's so true: miracles can happen. Miracles happen.
Beautiful post!
Happy Friday :-)

John McElveen said...

I had tickets to see Tull at the Carolina Coliseum in 19 & 72, but I was grounded to my room as I got caught out after curfew drunk.

I was playing Football and the coaches had all the power. Hey-- I had just turned 18 and was away from home!!!!!

I Missed the vid the first time around, great insight into our Gal!!
God is good!

John

lakeviewer said...

Happy Holidays.

ρομπερτ said...

oh ! no it isn't ! yet way too alluring not to try. years since last i heard that. thank you for the memories ! please have you all a good start into the weekend.


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Hattie said...

I loved Erna Bombeck. Her husband looked a lot like my father.

kavita said...

Happy Hannukah :)peace and love:)
I am taking a break from blogger for sometime,will be back shortly.Take care:)Aloha !

bichonpawz said...

Great post Scooter Girl!!! Aloha from NY!!

I am a fan of Erma Bombeck too! We can all use a positive post around this time of year!!

claude said...

Nice song !
I am very busy at this time with my husband's work.
ALOHA CLOUDIA !

David Cranmer said...

Scooter Girl is cool!

And no problem on the gift of "hello." It was fun and inexpensive.

the walking man said...

E pili mau na pomaika'i me 'oe

BALLET NEWS said...

yes, I think you are right Claudia. If only we could all relax and enjoy ourselves...

SandyCarlson said...

Happy Hanukkah! A beautiful post. You have me thinking.

Life Ramblings said...

Happy Hanukkah! wonderful thoughts.