Friday, December 5, 2014

What I'm Really Saying

A L O H A !
 What A Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole on Grooveshark
 However long the night

The dawn will break   
                       African Proverb 









" The colors of the rainbow 
so pretty in the sky
And also on the faces 
of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands 
saying 'How do you do?'
They're really saying 
I, 
I love you "

Songwriters
ARLEN, HAROLD / HARBURG, E /
Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music 










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"My work is not accidental 

and not planned. "
                    Hans Hofmann 








I like the man seen 
through the rip in the fence!

When eating vegetables, 

remember the one 

who planted them.
                    Chinese Proverb



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I even invented
a term for it:
"Grooming Language."

When primates are
together, they
groom one another.
Simple enough.

But when the job
is done,
they carry on
touching, stroking,
attending.

strengthens social bonds
and health.

I have not 
combed out my 
neighbors-

BUT

The routine things
we say,
that have no
practical utility
are Grooming Language.

No one needs
to say it's a cold
[or hot] day"
And few really
CARE about 
"How is your day going"?

In New York
it is quick:
"How you doin?"

And the answer
is: "Good."
Just as quick,
but effective.

"God be with you"
['Good bye']
"Aloha"
O Genki Desu Ka?
[How is your health?]

May seem routine,
even pointless sometimes.
As pointless as breathing
over and OVER again!

So How's it goin'?

What I'm really saying?

I Love You,
Friend!

Thanks for visiting,
                                                          cloudia









18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful world it is! So true! I had to laugh at the image of the monkeys grooming each other, I have seen them in the zoo, doing this. Happy Friday!

kaykuala said...

Such kind words can never be tired of listening to! Nicely Cloudia!

Hank

Carol said...

Very sweet. Thank you.

Birdman said...

I really like your images today. People caught being real.

TexWisGirl said...

happy day to you!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Warm thoughts about the power of caring! N good pics too- Aloha, my far away neighbor who's also right here, Love You too!

Myrna R. said...

How's it goin' Cloudia?

A Cuban In London said...

The dawn will always break. It's what you do with it that counts. Beautiful post.

Greetings from London.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Right back at ya, Cloudia. :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful. And heartfelt hugs.

EG CameraGirl said...

I really liked the Hans Hofmann quote! I very much enjoy visiting your positive blog.

William Kendall said...

Such striking images today, Cloudia! Those dresses in particular are quite colourful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Filip Demuinck said...

Special skirts.

Greetings,
Filip

Karen S. said...

I love you too! ...and a most happy day to you, and everyone as we wander off to groom some more! I like that grooming behavior idea. Naturally because our animal friends have been doing it successfully forever!

Karen S. said...

Forgot to mention, what lovely outfits, traditional wear, or whatever it's called, very stunning and so colorful/

RedPat said...

It's a way to connect isn't it, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

What jolts of connection!

thanks EACH of YOU for these comments that I lingered over.

Those ladies are in traditional Korean clothing. . . .

Thanks for being real <3

Teresa said...

Love your theory of grooming language. Now I can't wait for your blog post on Korea Town in Honolulu. You've taken us through Chinatown and to Japanese temples... Can we at least see a Korean BBQ or Tofu Hot Pot joint?