Saturday, March 31, 2012

Flow Flowers

A  L  O  H  A !

" Speech is human,
 silence is divine.  .   .
 therefore we must learn
 both arts.  "

Thomas Carlyle
 










 “Never 
look directly 
at the sun. 
Instead, 
look at the 
sunflower.”

 Vera Nazarian











" -  to be both wise 
and simple;
 this is the
 angelic life.  "

John Chrysostom 








YOU
are the reason.

Thanks !

                         Warmly, cloudia


Fairy Whispers

A    L    O    H    A   !

 Do CLICK on the photos
 Fairy Magic





 Fairy Gold







 Those who smile
with the Fairies







 Never Grow Old-
but only need 
muse
with the Fairies
a while- 



Thank YOU
for musing here
a while.

L O V E L Y !

Warmly, cloudia

Friday, March 30, 2012

A      L      O      H      A   !

More by Kai Winding on Grooveshark

" The space
 between the dish 
and the pitcher, 
that I paint also. "

 Georges Braque
Thank YOU
for visiting
THIS Space!
Comments Appreciated
                                     Warmly, cloudia

Secret of Life

A     L     O     H     A   !
Lei Manoa by Hapa on Grooveshark

Photos Yield Joy if Clicked Upon
The Answer
to Life's Secrets
is not
" KNOWN "
like you know your
 name,
or address.
OK?

It's Complex.

If it was Simple
it would be 
TOO SMALL
to be the REAL
Secret.

Life would be 
trivial,
 confining,
and boring.

It's not just a 
Formula
that you repeat.

O K  ?






Knowing Life's Big Secret
starts with
W O N D E R I N G,
then
P R A C T I C I N G
 what you're
figuring out.

 I N S I G H T S
 follow

[yes they do]

into the Deeper Truths
That Matter.

It's progressive,
like a Journey,
or a PATH you are on.

One Big Secret of Life
is partly
Moving Along the Path
with 
G R A C E.

" Don't let the sound
of your own wheels
make you crazy. "
The Eagles








The Major Secret
of this Life,
is that it's really,
deeply,
ALL ABOUT
being Good to Others
& Yourself.

[They are mystically linked]

This sounds trite
and disappointing
I know-

like something that is 
Nice To Say
but basically
bullshit.

But hey,

This is Profound Stuff:

Some call it a
Golden Rule even,
or Dharma,
or Karma,
ALOHA,
or Whatever
you please.

It's not just something
you check off a list.

You start to change.
Something is different.
You see the world,
other people,
and yourself
D I F F E R E N T L Y.

The Transformation
has begun.

It feels
G R E A T.

All of this is 
"Secret"
to preserve your 
precious
Free Will.

Believe it if
you choose to.

I did.

And it changed my
life.

Thank YOU
for being part of it!

Your comments
are the alternative
fuel
that powers
Comfort Sprial
:-]

               Fondly, cloudia


Thursday, March 29, 2012

OUT

A     L     O     H     A   !
Out Tonight by Rent on Grooveshark

 “Women have sat indoors
 all these millions of years,
 so that by this time
 the very walls 
are permeated 
by their creative force-”

  Virginia Woolf,
  A Room of One's Own


 Gotta get Out
of here!

No Emergency,
Tsunami,
Panic Attack.
[Thanks for asking]

Just, like,
need to close the 
lap top,
and walk in the 
Sun.


If you would like to
"join me"
there is a video below
shot (not by me)
at 
Ala Moana Shopping Ctr.

"World's Largest 
Open-Air Mall"

Folks from all over 
Hawaii,
and the world.


Let's GO!



Senior Spin

A    L    O    H    A  !


Down in the Valley-



“Give me the money

 that has been spent in war

 and I will clothe every man, woman,

 and child 

in an attire of which kings 

and queens

 will be proud. 

 

 I will build a schoolhouse

 in every valley

 over the whole earth.

 I will crown every hillside

 with a place of worship 

consecrated to

 peace.”

 
 Charles Sumner













Up in the Sky


" I had a monumental idea
 this morning,
 but I didn't like it. "
  
    Samuel Goldwyn












In Secluded Meadows


“How does the Meadow flower 

its bloom unfold?

 Because the lovely little flower

 is free

 down to its root,

 and in that freedom 

bold.”

 

 William Wordsworth













"The most insignificant people
 are the most apt to sneer at others.
 They are safe from reprisals. 
And have no hope of rising
 in their own self esteem
 but by lowering
 their neighbors.  "

William Hazlitt











" Am I foolish
 and insignificant 
or am I great? "

Sun Myung Moon










" There is nothing insignificant 
in the world. 

It all depends
 on the point of 
view.  "

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe





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People often think
that the worlds of seniors
contract.
To younger people
this seems like
confinement.

But I believe
that as we grow
wiser
we extract more
of the incredible 
daily richness
of life.

Younger folks
need massive amounts
of raw material-
for they are building-

But we elders
are in the garden 
we have made;
all that straw
woven into
golden days. 

Thanks for your kind visit!
Your comment is appreciated

                          Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The One You Consider

A   L   O   H   A  !

" The person you consider 
ignorant and insignificant
 is the one who came
 from God,
that he might learn
 bliss
 from grief
 and knowledge
 from gloom. "

Khalil Gibran

Lingering

A    L    O    H    A   !

 Hawaii's Skies Remember-












 This Face Bears the Trace












 Warriors Carry
 an Ancient Lineage Forward












 The Blast as of Old
 Triumphant













 Recalling a Singular Warrior,
Statesman, King-








 Change Sweeps the Face
 of These Islands











 But the skies-






The Hosts of the Sky
Remember-


And Our People
Will Never
Forget.

Welcome to Hawaii
A Place
Like
No Other.

You Are Most Welcome
                Warmly, cloudia




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Woven Fine

A    L    O    H    A   !


Joy and woe
 are woven fine
A clothing for
 the soul to bind.”

William Blake

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Thank YOU
for looking in!


                        Warmly, cloudia


Three Threes

A L O H A!

" A bird is three things:
Feathers, flight and song,
And feathers 
                        are the least of these. "
 MARJORIE ALLEN SEIFFERT, 
"The Shining Bird"












" There are three rules
 for writing a novel.
 Unfortunately,
 no one knows
 what they are.  "

                                W. Somerset Maugham











" There are three faithful friends - 
an old wife, 
an old dog, 
and ready money.  "

Benjamin Franklin




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Thank YOU!

          Warmly, cloudia





Monday, March 26, 2012

Your Life's Work

A   L   O   H   A  !

Corner Pocket by Count Basie on Grooveshark

Click on the Pictures

" Much have I traveled
 in the realms of gold, 
and many goodly states 
and kingdoms seen.  "

John Keats














" No trumpets sound 
when the important decisions of our life
 are made.
 Destiny is made known 
silently.  "

                                   Agnes de Mille
















Barracuda & Cart



" Include me out. "

Samuel Goldwyn
















"The only reason
some people get lost in thought
is because it's
unfamiliar territory. "

Paul Fix



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Your job,
 when confused or upset,
should you choose to accept it,
is simply to reach
for a slightly better feeling
than the current one.

That's it.

Don't seek the overarching answer,
just look for a slightly
better feeling
about what's going on.

Instead of:
"I'm late AGAIN!"
try:
"What if I'm right on time!"

And definitely stay away from
stuff like:
"I'm always late!"
"What's wrong with me?"
and so on . . .
Don't generalize beyond
the present situation.

This sounds simplistic
but many great ideas
are really very simple,
Such as:
"Treat others 
as You wish to be treated."


REPEAT AS NECESSARY.

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Thanks for looking in

YOUr comment is 
most welcome

                                           Warmly, cloudia