Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aging Dance

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!

Kumu hula   Mapuana de Silva
 Halau Mohala 'Ilima 

“ She is one of those ladies 
who is more beautiful
 at sixty than 
she could possibly 
have been at twenty. 
(how I hope
 someone says that 
about me someday) !” 
                           Mary Ann Shaffer

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Thank You!
             Warmly, cloudia

Grateful Hand

A  L  O  H  A    from  

Honolulu!

 " Whatever hour 
God has blessed 
you with, 
take it with 
grateful hand. " 
                          Horace







 Pink Angel Party

" Morning 
without you 
is a dwindled 
dawn. " 
                  Emily Dickinson









Foreground, Background, Diagonal
" There is deep wisdom 
within our very flesh, 
if we can only 
come to our senses 
and feel it. "
                   Elizabeth A. Behnke






Fearsome Centipede

" Fear is the
 bane of all creatures, 
it is our black hole 
we cannot live without.” 
                    Isabella Irini Poretsis

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Self Portrait of Sort-rait

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Thank YOU
for visiting!
                Warmly, cloudia




Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

“I’m touched by the idea 
that when we do things 
that are useful and helpful - 
collecting these shards 
of spirituality -
 that we may be 
helping to bring about 
a healing.” 
                 Leonard Nimoy


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Thank YOU,
"Mr. Spock"

YOUR Default Settings

A  L  O  H  A    from   Honolulu!
" Nothing is 
ever the same
 as they
 said it was. "
                     Diane Arbus










Cunard's Queen Elizabeth visiting Hawaii

" There are people 
who live their whole lives 
on the default settings, 
never realizing 
you can customize. "
                       Robert Brault















" To be ignorant 
of what occurred
before you were born
 is to remain 
always a child.” 
             Marcus Tullius Cicero









 Amphibious Assault Ship 
USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
Visited Hawaii recently. 
I thought it was
a historic vessel. 
But she's just well used

 Delivered to the U.S. Navy  
16 April 2009  
Commissioned at Pascagoula, Mississippi  
26 June 2009 










U.S. Coast Guard

The sea is 
a singular neighbor
bringing good, bad,
all things - anything.

Beautiful, ugly,
roaring, whispering.

The sea, 
our neighbor
barely notices us;

Yet never fails
to charm.
                                                 cloudia












" I could never stay 
long enough on the shore;
 the tang of the untainted, 
fresh, and free sea air 
was like a cool, 
quieting thought. "
                 Helen Keller


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Thank You, Captain
for sheltering here
a while!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

SkyWatch Honolulu

A  L  O   H  A !

"  To attract good fortune,
 spend a new coin 
on an old friend, 















share an old pleasure
 with a new friend,





















 and lift up the heart 
of a true friend -














by writing his name
 on the wings 
of a dragon. "
                   Chinese Proverb



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Thank You!
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Right Ways to Do

A  L  O  H  A   from  Honolulu!
 Pretend these are Your Feet

" It is part of the cure 
to wish to be cured. "
                        Seneca








 " If you make friends
 with yourself 
you will never 
be alone." 
                 Maxwell Maltz










Mo`ili`ili  Baseball field

" Those who cannot 
change their minds 
cannot change 
anything. "
George Bernard Shaw


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Remember when
there was one way
to do something:
The Right Way?

Enforcers of 
The Right Way
can be pretty Serious
about Right & Wrong!

Scientists have found
we can ward off
Mental Decline
by sometimes doing
accustomed things
in unaccustomed ways;

Brush your teeth
with your non-dominant hand.
Take a new way home.

I get bored
with dental floss
and switch to those
disposable plastic
(Extravagant I know)

Then I get bored
and switch back.

[This could be an 
argument for Polyandry]

After a while,
the Right Way
becomes stale.

Don't become stale.

I post every day,
but I shake it up too:
Sometimes it's Good,
other times a 
Goof.

Thank You
for goofing around
here with us!
                         Fondly, cloudia

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

All Gone But the Sign

A  L  O  H  A   from  Honolulu!
Waikiki Movie Theater
opened August 20, 1936 
closed November, 2002. 
Demolished April, 2005
Architect Charles William Dickey








You can view Signs from around the world



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Thank You
for Dreaming!
              Fondly, cloudia

Her Day

A  L  O  H  A  from  Honolulu!
 Her Day

" People are 
like stained-glass windows. 
They sparkle and shine 
when the sun is out, 










 Their Day

- but when the darkness sets in 
their true beauty is
 revealed only if -













- there is light 
from within."
                Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mastered by None

A  L  O  H  A  from Honolulu!
You Don't Own Me by Leslie Gore on Grooveshark
What Advice would YOU Give this New Bride?

" We cannot become 
what we need to be 
by remaining 
what we are."
              Max de Pree








 Buoy - Party Boat - Sailboat

" Some people 
are put here to test us.... 
do the dignified thing 
and walk away. "
                         Samantha Kelly













 "The truly great. . . 
would master no one. . .
 would be mastered
 by none" 
             Kahlil Gibran








" Our own self-love
 draws a thick veil 
between us 
and our faults. "
                      Earl of Chesterfield

[(:)]

Thank You
for Letting
it RIDE!
                Your Pal, cloudia

Monday, February 23, 2015

Nature Waikiki

A  L  O  H  A   from  Honolulu!
Beach

" To be beautiful means 
to be yourself. 
You don’t need to be 
accepted by others. 
You need to 
accept yourself. "
                      Thich Nhat Hanh








Blossom, 

Birds. . .


Linking to 
Our World Tuesday
















And Banana!



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Thank You!
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Dusk Boat Come

A L O H A !
Longer Boats by Cat Stevens on Grooveshark

' Dragons of Dusk '

" Even if fed milk, 
a snake will 
still emit poison. "
            Hindu Proverb










'Dusk Ship Come' or 'Sky Taz'

" The moon is not shamed
 by the barking of dogs. "
                   Navajo Proverb









'Tomorrow'

" Happy 
is the one 
who can forget 
that which cannot 
be changed. "
                   German Proverb



Thank YOU
for Making the Scene!
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

You Story

A  L  O  H  A   from  Honolulu
Back to Artist`s Murals next week,
but construction around town
is covered up [as here]
very nicely, thank you!














" Consistently focus upon 
your great life story
 and visualize with emotion 
those things you 
want to manifest. " 
                  Natalie Ledwell


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Thank You!
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I N V I T A T I O N

A  L  O  H  A     From

Sure wish YOU could visit!

                 Warmly, cloudia

Value, Worth Peace of Mind

A  L  O  H  A    from Waikiki
Your value 
doesn't decrease based 
on someone's inability 
to see your worth.












“ Ignorance breeds monsters 
to fill up the vacancies 
of the soul 
that are unoccupied 
by. . . knowledge. ”
                    Horace Mann 

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" Peace of mind 
comes when we 
exercise our right 
to be honest, 
especially 
with ourselves. "
                      Jack R. Rose


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Thank You
for Making this
FUN!
            Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Makiki Christian Church, Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !     from Honolulu
 Is this a 
Samurai Castle 
in Japan?








 No! 
It is Makiki Christian Church
 right here in Honolulu!











" Inspired by the early Edo period 
(late sixteenth–early seventeenth century) 
Himeji Castle in Japan, 
this church is the only 
Christian church in the United States 
to be modeled after a 
sixteenth-century Japanese castle. "












A Vital Thriving Part of Our Honolulu
and one of my personal
favorite buildings on  
our islands.

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Thank You
for Visiting!
                    Warmly, cloudia