Thursday, July 15, 2010

Polynesian Paralysis

Aloha, to YOU :)

Home again in the gloaming. . .

"Every parting is a form of death,

as every reunion is a type of heaven."

~Tryon Edwards

Hawaii people remember those who went before. . .

"Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember."


"Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:

you find the present tense, but the past perfect!

~Owens Lee Pomeroy

"Ah, how good it feels!

The hand of an old friend."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It always seems to me that the flowers are dancing & singing. . .

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing

that does everybody a great deal of good."

~Edwin Denby

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters

Dance, Dance, Dance

till you drop."

~W.H. Auden

"We're fools whether we dance or not,

so we might as well dance."

~Japanese Proverb

Oftentimes it is more lip-service
than a deep, living culture; I have seen much

change in Hawaii in 20 years - but magic remains. .

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,

the things you are,

the things you never want to lose."

~From the television show The Wonder Years


Can you feel it?

We call it "Polynesian Paralysis"
(at least I do :)

It is that state of being mesmerized by the sun, the sky, the warmth,
the teasing breezing,
the faces and tanned bodies of people on holiday.

Perhaps you feel the indolence if it is Summer where
Y O U are. . .

I wanted to write about the International Alzheimer's Conference
meeting here in town
. . .

now what was I saying?

You have a special, one-off kind of day!

And thank you, Mahalo, for visiting and leaving your

comment-calling card.

It means a lot. . . .

it means

ALOHA, cloudia