Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

 A  L  O  H  A !  

Dancing Back Home

A  L  O  H  A  !
 The San Francisco Bay Area
and Hawaii are cousins
you might say.
There are many connections
that I am discovering.

At a recent event in Novato,
I had the chance to recharge
my Na`au with
H U L A.


 “I believe that dance is the 
oldest, noblest and most 
cogent of the arts. -

- I believe that dance is 
the most perfect symbol of 
the activity of God 
and His angels. -

 I believe that dance has 
the power to heal, mentally 
and physically. . . ”
                      Ted Shawn

"He who is unable to dance 
says the yard is stony."
      African Proverb, Kenya

“Dance is the movement of 
the universe concentrated 
in an individual.”
            Isadora Duncan

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"NA-AU, s. The small intestines of men or animals, 
which the Hawaiians suppose to be the
 seat of thought, of intellect and the affections."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Wonder Wings

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 California Scrub Jay

"It is only at the first encounter 
that a face makes its full
 impression on us."


"The greatest mistake you 
can make in life is to 
be continually fearing 
you will make one."
             Elbert Hubbard

"Do not forget small 
kindnesses and do not 
remember small faults." 
   Chinese Proverb

Yellow Hooded Oriole

" All stars stand close in summer air
And tremble, and look mild as amber;
When wicks are lighted in the chamber
You might say stars were settling there.
                Léonie Adams

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Double Reverse

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"When a new day begins, 
dare to smile gratefully. "    
Steve Maraboli

 "The reverse side also 
has a reverse side."
          Japanese Proverb

"There is one thing 
the photograph must contain,
the humanity of the moment."
                   Ansel Adams

"Sweet is the memory 
of distant friends. 
Like the mellow rays
 of the departing sun,
 it falls tenderly, yet 
sadly, on the heart."
           Washington Irving

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Value Of Shadow

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"You have not lived today
 until you have done 
something for someone 
who can never repay you."
                     John Bunyan

"Advice is sometimes 
transmitted more successfully 
through a joke than 
grave teaching."
            Baltasar Gracian


 "Who has never been 
burned in the sun 
won't know the 
value of shadow."
                    Turkish Proverb

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Storm Dancing

A  L  O  H  A !

"Taking an image, 
freezing a moment, reveals 
how rich reality is."
              Ansel Adams

"The greatest problem 
with communication is 
we don't listen 
to understand."
            Roy T. Bennett

“Learn to dance in 
the storm so when 
life hands you a stormy 
weather, you just 
glide through it” 
             Ikechukwu Izuakor

 “True love is like a 
pair of socks: you gotta 
have two and 
they've gotta match.”

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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If You Come

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 "However long the night, 
the dawn will break."
          African Proverb

Child Day Dressed in soft Pink & Blue

"Not until just before dawn 
do people sleep best; 
not until people get old 
do they become wise."
          Chinese Proverb

"No one knows 
the story of 
tomorrow's dawn."
          African Proverb

“If you come at four 
in the afternoon, 
I'll begin to be 
happy by three.” 
                Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Prequel To the Moment

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“Despite its dark veins, 
the transparency of 
dragonfly’s wings assures 
me of a pure, 
innocent world” 
                 Munia Khan

"My willingness to be 
intimate with my own 
deep feelings creates 
the space for intimacy 
with another."
            Shakti Gawain

Mural Detail
Novato, CA

"I celebrate myself,

 and sing myself."

        Walt Whitman

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Places We Walked, Places We Were

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The Portals I walked through -

"As you sing, the 
portals of heaven 
are opening."
            Sherry K. White

Walking Distance; Places Near Home -

“Hegel used to say that 
the familiar, precisely 
because it is familiar, 
remains unknown.” 
      Carl William Brown

“At the end of the day, 
it isn’t where I came from. 
Maybe home is somewhere 
I’m going and never 
have been before.” 
              Warsan Shire

. . . Distant Memories 
as I sit here today.

Is it Places I Miss,
or the Younger Person
I Was Walking There?

What place remains
vivid in your mind's eye
though you have not 
walked there for 
a long time?

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A ! 

"Beseeching Monkey"

Turkeys on the Hill

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 I love the Marin Hills

"I will lift up my eyes 
unto the hills, 
from whence  my 
help comes"
           Psalm 121

 Driving though Novato CA 
other day,
I noticed something 
on the hill. . .

"For small creatures 
such as we the vastness 
is bearable only through love." 
                 Carl Sagan

Wild  Turkey!

"Cherish sunsets, 
wild creatures and 
wild places. Have a 
love affair with the 
wonder and beauty 
of the earth."
       Stewart Udall

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