Tuesday, November 24, 2015


A  L  O  H  A !
Marin Sunrise
"You don't stop laughing 
when you grow old, 
you grow old when 
you stop laughing."
               George Bernard Shaw

" The most terrible 
poverty is loneliness 
and the feeling of 
being unloved. "
                        Mother Teresa

" As I grow older, I 
pay less attention to 
what people say. 
I just watch 
what they do. "
                Andrew Carnegie


I gotta say
I'm loving Northern

The women all look
like they are dressed up
as me for Halloween:
jeans, boots,
long hair.

I haven't raised
a sweat all day!

My thin "pineapple blood"
is getting used to
bracing temps.
But this isn't 
Chicago: it is NOT
snowing. I could
drive to some snow!
But there is too 
much closed at hand
to see anew.

I wanna go back in
to San Francisco
again soon.
Too many GREAT
photos waiting there!

Gotta moisturize,
that's a must,
but my hair looks 
better not plastered
to my forehead in
this drier clime.

Hawaii is part of 
me, especially
her people & culture.
I really grew from
punk to adult there.

But I do seem to be
in my element here.

I feel younger, too if
that makes any sense.

Perhaps it is the 
stirring memories
of growing up with
four seasons
that make me feel
full of youthful
associations and

I do miss some
Hawaii comfort foods,
but have spotted a
Japanese restaurant
that serves donburi,
and noodle soups,
and tempura. It ain't
Zip Min, but it will
have to do.

Photos of Hawaii
sunsets tear at my 
heart. But it was 
time to leave.

I will be back,
For a visit.
But the Bay Area
seems created just
for me and millions of
other like-minded friends
of every race, creed,
and lifestyle.

How's life
in YOUR neck
of the woods?
Are you a 
Newbie or a Native?

Thank YOU!
                  Fondly, cloudia