Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Deity Presents Itself

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 Across the Nu`uanu Canal 
in Honolulu's Chinatown, 
you will discover 
Mission Of Hawaii since 1906. 

 Entering the sacred and magical precincts 
"Sacred places are typically marked 
with a shimenawa (special plaited rope).
Shimenawa mark the boundary 
between the sacred and the profane. 
They keep impurities out and 
purify the space within.

 Shishi 獅子  or Koma-inu 

"If we keep un-perverted 
the human heart
—which is like unto heaven 
and received from the earth—
that is God."

Shake the rope -ring the bell
That is a big wide Shimenawa
rope at the top!

John Wayne filmed a scene for
'Big Jim McClain' here in 1952.

"Even the wishes of an 
ant reach to heaven."

Let There Be Light

"The best and surest way 
to be one with the 
divine is sincerity."

Shinto paper lightening bolts
bring down the natural 
energies from Heaven.

Mundane tools to
maintain the sacred.
Note the SAKE case
and brooms.
Sake is used in ceremonies.

Back when this area was
Honolulu's Japantown,
the TOYO Theater echoed
the architecture of the Shrine
just up the block

'Still' from Big Jim McLain filmed at the Mission

"Even in one single leaf on a tree, 
or in one blade of grass,
 the awesome Deity presents itself."


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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One Million Realities

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"Learning how to 
operate a soul 
figures to take time."
          Timothy Leary

"Kindness is the best 
quality of the soul."
           Chinese Proverb

"A solitary fantasy 
can totally transform 
one million realities." 
               Maya Angelou

"Happiness cannot be 
traveled to, owned, earned, 
worn or consumed. 
Happiness is the spiritual 
experience of living every 
minute with love, 
grace and gratitude."
            Denis Waitley

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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You Choose

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 “It's wonderful to be grateful. 
To have that gratitude well out 
from deep within you and 
pour out in waves. 
Once you truly experience this, 
you will never want 
to give it up.” 
                  Srikumar Rao

 "Sometimes you just need
to talk about something—
not to get sympathy or help,
but just to kill its power by
allowing the truth of things
to hit the air."
Karen Salmansohn


“Negative people need 
drama like oxygen. 
Stay positive, it'll take 
their breath away.” 
               Tony Gaskins

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Keepin` It Natural in Northern California

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Not Hawaii
“Sometimes falling flat 
on your face allows you 
to see things from a totally 
different perspective.” 
      Linda Poindexter

Bay Area Pride: Golden Gate Bridge

"Always stay true to yourself
and never let what 
somebody else says
distract you 
from your goals."
                    Michelle Obama

Mt. Olompali beyond the lagoon.

The Grateful Dead lived 
at Olompali for
a time.  Link.

A closer look at that blooming tree.

"Life is like balloons.
If you never 
let yourself go
You will never know 
how far you can rise."
                   Linda Poindexter

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

Betty Boop: I can't open the door now, I'm in my nightie. 

Bimbo: All right, I'll wait 'til you take it off. 

Bimbo's Express (1931)

You May Quote Me

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Welcome the uninvited
to receive it's gift.

You win by not being 
what they expect you to be.

Some people have plenty 
but are miserable. I want to
 have fun-bun-dance. 
[ fun abundance]

 One theme of my life has been 
to profoundly learn appreciation 
for the intelligence of so-called 
stupid people and the stupidity 
of so-called intelligent people.

Know what I mean?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Diamond Head, Waikiki Skyline, Storm & Sea

Give It A Chance

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O`ahu,   Hawaii

"There is a place 
where words are 
born of silence."

Honolulu Sunset

"Give every day the 
chance to become the 
most beautiful day 
in your life." 
                          Mark Twain

Chinatown Cultural Center, Honolulu   Link

"Attention is the rarest 
and purest form 
of generosity."
             Simone Weil

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Humans & Nature in Hawaii

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Mountains Have Faces Here
"May your trails be crooked, 
winding, lonesome, dangerous, 
leading to the 
most amazing view. 
May your mountains rise 
into and above the clouds."
             Edward Abbey

Kukui Tree Enlightenment Link

"Deep in their roots, 
all flowers keep the light". 
              Theodore Roethke

See the bird? Canoes?
"Nature always wears 
the colors of the spirit." 
              Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Up Down Beauty

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“Life is not always perfect. 
Like a road, it has many 
bends, ups and down, but 
that’s its beauty.” 
           Amit Ray

"Seeing is a gift that 
comes with practice." 
       Stephanie Mills  

"The spaces between your 
fingers were created so that 
another's could fill them in."

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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When Young, If Lucky

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“I embrace my shadow self. 
Shadows give depth and 
dimension to my life.” 
       Jaeda DeWalt

"I live in that solitude 
which is painful in youth, 
but delicious in the 
years of maturity."
Albert Einstein

"What a lovely surprise to 
finally discover how unlonely 
being alone can be."     

Ellen Burstyn

"When young, if lucky, 
you may have beauty. 
When mature, your 
beauty consists of your 
demeanor and how 
you treat others. Luck 
plays no part in that."

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