Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Night City Authenticity

A L O H A   from   Honolulu!

" I often think 
that the night 
is more alive 
and more 
richly colored
 than the day. "
                   Vincent van Gogh











" On all who are out tonight, 
the homeless, the weary, 
the starving, those tempted 
to suicide, the intemperate, 
have mercy. -












" To those who are out 
to rescue others, 
grant help and protection.








For those who work at night, 
the police, railwaymen, firemen, 
those engaged on the stage, 
soldiers and sailors, sentries on duty, 
editors and journalists, 
let Your Presence be with them, 












"For the sick, and suffering 
and all who are enduring 
any agony of mind and body,
 comfort them, 

For all undergoing surgery, 
strengthen them, 
For the sleepless and lonely, 
be near them.

For those in anxiety, nervous 
or mental distress, calm them.

For the mentally ill, keep them 
under Your protection.

For those who care 
for the mentally ill, 
make them tender-hearted 
and compassionate.

For night nurses, 
give faithfulness 
and sympathy.
For priests and doctors, 
called out this night,
 reward them. "

Night Litany For Our City
"The Philadelphia Carmel was the birthplace of devotion 
to St. Therese, the “Little Flower,” in the United States! "









 The darkest night is 
often the bridge
 to the brightest 
tomorrow. "
                        Jonathan L. Huie 

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I have always loved 
The Night,
spent years of my life
working there,
and inhabiting
her bright darkness.

My little novel
"Aloha Where You Like Go?"
Largely takes place
in Hawaii's nights.

This Night Litany
has long spoken to me
richly about the 
world & people
of the night,

I hope it makes YOU
feel some of
the Wonder
I have enjoyed;
To reflect
on the strangers
of EVERY belief
who are ceaselessly
standing by, or
praying for the world,
for each and all
of Us.
Those who are vigilant
in firehouse, ward,
the watch tower;
Those who keep
our power on
and ambulances
at the ready.



Thank You
for riding along
tonight-
          Warmly, cloudia





Monday, March 30, 2015

Never Say This

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Never say 
anything
 about yourself 
you do 
NOT
want to come 
true."  
                       Brian Tracy 

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Thank You!
                          cloudia

Clang the Symbols

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" A woman has 
the age 
she deserves. "
                              Coco Chanel 












" Life is far 
too important 
a thing ever 
to talk 
seriously about."
                            Oscar Wilde









" Love is 
a sacred reserve 
of energy; it 
is like the 
blood of spiritual 
evolution." 
 Teilhard de Chardin

Linking to
Our World Tuesday


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Symbols were
to me
mental constructs;
Conveying Ideas.

Now I know
that they don't
merely 'represent.'

Symbols embody
layers & layers
of usefulness
in ADDITION to
any simple
 translation
into words
of their 'meaning.'

Images such as
Maternal Care,
the Dancing Girl,
the Spiral,
Sunset, 
Wisdom of  Age,
all communicate 
with us via
deep threads
in the fabric of 
our Humanity.

Elders said
there are 7 levels
of meaning
to every scripture.

Only seven?

Have you heard
a favorite old song
for the zillionth time
and heard a new
lyric?
Realized a new
and meaningful aspect?

Life's mysteries
reveal themselves
every day,
every moment.

Sometimes,
we even notice them!

Here's to US-
The Noticers!

Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hide in Plain Sight

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" God hides things
 by putting them
 all around us. " 
                           A. Nony Mouse


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" Great acts are
 made up of 
small deeds. " 
 Lao Tzu

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Thank You
for playing
Our Game!
                         cloudia

P Is For

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
Papaya

“The greatest evil 
that can befall man 
is that he should come to 
think ill of himself.” 
                             Goethe

















Portraits

" Stay away from people 
who make you feel 
like you are hard to love.” 
                                  Anon











Pixie

"I have lived 
with several Zen masters
 -- all of them cats."  
                              Eckhart Tolle









Pretty


“The highest goal 
that one can achieve 
is amazement.” 
                      Goethe




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Thank You
                           cloudia


A Million Grays

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!

" Life isn't 
black & white. 
It's a million 
gray areas, 
don't you find? "
                  Ridley Scott

Linking to
Shadow Shot Sunday






Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii
A Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple
here in Honolulu
Link

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InSpired Sunday


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Thank You!
                                       cloudia

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Reflections Down and Up

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
  'Some days 
you just have to 
create 
your own sunshine.'
                                 Sam Sundquist







" It's lovely 
to be silly
 at the right 
moment."  
                  Horace


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   "The intellect of the wise 
is like glass; 
it admits the 
light of heaven 
and reflects it."
                         Augustus Hare


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Thank You!
Enjoy the Day,
                                      cloudia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Secret Shame Shining

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!
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   " We have to dare 

to be ourselves, 













- however frightening
 or strange 
 that self may be."
   May Starton 











On Point

Linking to
SkyWatch Friday







WE all have something
we'd like to forget.

It seems to me
that something
so powerful
could do one much
damage,
but perhaps much
renewal as well.

Daily we sample
the meaning of life.
Some days it's thin,
others savory
& full of good things.

So what do we do
with the spice
that's not nice?

How do we find
the gift
in what we've tried
so hard to hide?

Every One
can overcome.

You are not done
Glorious raiment 
mysteriously spun
from what you used to
devoutly shun.

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Thank You
for soul-sharing!
                  Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Genuinely

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
 " The silence this moment,
every moment, 
if it’s genuinely inside 
you, brings 
what you need. 
There’s nothing 
to believe. 
Only when I 
stopped believing 
in myself 
did I come 
into this beauty."
                              Rumi












 Daffy for Diagonals
Half- Fence & Her Shadows 
Plus Grate Rolling Open (left)

“I thought the 
most beautiful thing 
in the world 
must be shadow.” 
 Sylvia Plath














Well Hello!

" We will only understand
 the miracle of life 
fully when 
we allow the 
unexpected to happen. "
                  Paulo Coelho



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Good Fences


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Thank YOU!
                                Warmly, cloudia















Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stroll Waikiki With Me

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Spring: The music of
 open windows. "
                         Terri Guillemets













 " Love the life you live
live the life you love. "
                           Bob Marley











Click on the Kite!

" Never be in a hurry; 
do everything quietly 
and in a calm spirit. 
Do not lose your 
inner peace for 
anything whatsoever, 
even if your 
whole world 
seems upset. "
             Saint Francis de Sales

I'm working on it,
How about You?
Just making it
a goal
clarifies things
I think.


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Thank YOU
for Being an
Important Link!
                          Fondly, cloudia