Sunday, April 7, 2013

Only Those

A  L  O  H  A !

" Only those

within whose own consciousness 

the sun rises and sets,

the leaves burgeon and wither,

can be said to be aware 

of what living is. "

Joseph Wood Krutch 

“It's possible to forget 

how alive we really are. 

We can become dry and tired,

 just existing, 

instead of really living. 

We need to remind ourselves 

of the juice of life, 

and make that a habit.

 Find those places inside 

that jump for joy. . . 


" Life

is like playing a violin solo 

in public 

and learning the instrument 

as one goes on. "

Samuel Butler 

Thank YOU
for visiting.
Leave a comment!                       Warmly, cloudia


Anonymous said...

I'm trying out "jumping for joy," but the public solo without just a little bit of practice takes more bravery. DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

For each of us, dear. Thanks for visiting!

Franz said...

Wow!! Che scatti! Bellissimi!!
Ciao,saluti dalla Sardegna!!

Dave King said...

I don't know Joseph Wood Krutch. I'm going to have to look him up!

Akelamalu said...

Happy Sunday my friend. x

Stefano Davanzo said...

Aloha Cloudia
I'm starting to dream my summer vacations in your wonderful islands... day by day august is coming :-)
See you

the walking man said...

Existing is the pauses between living. I am cool with that.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a sweet post! Love that first image. Wow!

Fireblossom said...

I've always really liked that violin quote.

Laurie said...

such beautiful inspiration you have for us always,

Brian Miller said...

remind ourselves of the juice of life and make that a habit...i hear you there...and great quote...happy sunday

aloha from va

Birdman said...

Upbeat word today to prepare for a VERY busy weak ahead. Thanks.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these quotes and how perfectly they go with the pictures.

Karen S. said...

Thank goodness I'm still striving for that juice of life, because there are so many that have given up ship- and that is the worst thing ever to do. Life is meant to be LIVED out loud!!!!

Teresa said...

You have such good quotes today, Cloudi. I love the one about jumping for joy, and I totally agree with the one about the violin solo!! Great pictures, too! I love the guys jumping.

Charles Gramlich said...

Life is certainly learning from experience. too bad there's not a save system like with video games.

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd and 3rd quotes are wonderful!

wenn said...

as our lives!

AgnieszKawula said...

Aloha! Thank you for juicy words! It's so nice to be a childe of the World! Absolutely amazing! Somewhere, someone writes something, somebody is reading, feels ... Connection. Thanks to you, in a far country I have my smal piece Hawaii... My dreams slowly come true.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's amazing how the wrong spelling of a word can hamper the solving of a crossword puzzle..the answer was 'aloha' for some reason I spelled it 'aloah' would think I would know better Cloudia :)

Filip and Kristel said...

The sun is on fire, that's always the case but here you clearly see it.


Adam said...

happy sunday

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots.

Cloudia said...

Ciao & Thanks each of you dears!

Robert Geiss said...

yes, i shall search for such places. thank you for this reminder. much.

please have you all a good new week ahead.

Magia da Inês said...

º° ❤♫°
Olá, amiga!
Essa última foto é um show!!!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ♡ ❤♫°

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely and uplifting reminders, darling - thank you!


SandyCarlson said...

So true and so beautiful. We need to stop and breathe. Thanks for the reminder.

Carol said...

Thinking about 'Izzy', my Pandora Ferron station played Over the Rainbow. I tear up, honestly.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. This resonates strongly - I have made a decision to have a life, not an existence, no matter how hard it sometimes is.

Cloudia said...

YOU each honor me, and I appreciate the dialogue we have!

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for reminding me how alive we are!

Indrani said...

Very colorful captures!
Have a great week ahead!
I will look up once I am back from trip. :)

Kay said...

That is such an amazing sunset photo!