Monday, January 27, 2020

Honolulu's Built Enviornment

A   L   O   H   A  !
This city now doth, like a garment, 
wear the beauty of the morning; 
silent bare, ships, towers, domes, 
theatres and temples lie open 
unto the fields and to the sky; 
All bright and glittering 
in the smokeless air.     
              William Wordsworth

Towered cities please us then, 
and the busy hum of men.
       John Milton

There's something about 
arriving in new cities, 
wandering empty streets 
with no destination. 
I will never lose the love 
for the arriving. . .
      Charlotte Eriksson

The life of our city is rich in 
poetic and marvelous subjects. 
We are enveloped and steeped as though 
in an atmosphere of the marvelous; 
but we do not notice it.     

Our built environment
should enhance our sense of place,
preserving the uniqueness.
In Honolulu, I find a 19th Century
city, a 20th Century city, and a
21st Century city rising.
Preserving our viewplanes:
Mountain, Sky & Sea
is agreed to be crucial.

"WHEREAS, the public has expressed strong concerns
 including, but not limited to, the alleged need for the
   proposed project, the routing and manner of placement of the
   project if needed, long term financial and aesthetic impacts,
   destruction of viewplanes, scenic and recreational resources. . . "           Hawaii State Document Link

Love You,

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Morning Glory

A   L   O   H   A  !
I love my sheltered mornings. Nothing like the 
20 years living aboard a few blocks from here!

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

The breeze at dawn 
has secrets to tell you. 
Don’t go back to sleep. 

feeling hollow
just means
you finally have space to
fill with all the good things
coming your way!

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me 
more than the metaphysics of books. 
                Walt Whitman 


Love You,

Saturday, January 25, 2020

新年快乐 Lunar New Year in Honolulu

Gong Zee Fah Tsai!
Bang! Crash! 
Chase away your blues!
We're done with all that.
Welcome the clever Rat
who can accomplish
great things!

Linking To

Hope smiles from the threshold 
of the year to come, Whispering 
'it will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lunar New Year
is not celebrated only
in a discreet district, or
Honolulu's ChinaTown. 

Lions & firecrackers
- even hundred-foot golden dragon-
will be heard and seen EVERYWHERE
in coming days:
Malls, shopping centers, banks
businesses, schools, homes. . .

January 25th 2020
Lunar New Year

 Wonder & Memories

All events MUST have a 
Clipboard Guy!

 Grab your earplugs,
and a dollar or three to feed
the lions. Then your good luck
in the new year
will be assured!

 Blessing First Hawaiian Bank Branch

Be sure to visit the temples
and receive a New Year Blessing
at the Shinto Shrine.

Are Chinese Dancing Lions
"Critters?" YES!

Linking To
Saturday Critters

Loving You,
Wishing You All
The Best!

Be sure your volume is 4 not 10!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Lasting Happiness

A   L   O   H   A  !
I want to live my life in such a way that
when I get out of bed in the morning, 
the devil says,  "aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli

You can walk in a dream while you are awake: 
Just walk in the misty morning of a forest!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

- as soon as I wake up, I remember Buddha’s teaching: the importance of kindness and compassion, wishing something good for others, or at least to reduce their suffering. Then I remember that everything is interrelated, the teaching of interdependence. So then I set my intention for the day: that this day should be meaningful. Meaningful means, if possible, serve and help others. If not possible, then at least not to harm others. That’s a meaningful day.
      Dalai Lama XIV, 
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Lasting Happiness, I think,
is like wonderful donuts:
Made Fresh Every Hour!

Linking To

Love, You,

Thursday, January 23, 2020

From Me To You

A   L   O   H   A  !

Take heart. 
If you are alive today,
You are a warrior of the soul. 

Mother Cloud with Calf

Sometimes we are trying so hard 
to do the right thing, and to
figure out what it is, that 
we drown out the Still, Small Voice that is 
telling us exactly what we need to hear.

When you have a forgiving attitude,
it is yourself that you
forgive and empower

Be friends with reality. 
Don't conquer it with a whip and a chair like a lion tamer.
When you are troubled by something, don't poke it with a stick of investigation & worry. 

Let it be and maintain your campfire circle, 
good cheer and trust in yourself. 

Eventually whatever it was that was bothering you 
will come back around your fire like a puppy wagging its tail, licking your face and telling you all of its secrets 
that you want to know. 

Everything in life is attitude. 

When we are hard to be around 
even good things don't want to come around us. 

But when we are calm, 
sensible and steady, 
then good things come and 
shelter beneath the our wings.

Linking To

Love You,

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Right Outside

A   L   O   H   A  !
There are as many worlds 
as there are kinds of days, 
and as an opal changes 
its colors and its fire to
match the nature of a day, 
so do I.
    John Steinbeck

Hawaii's flag flies over re-interred
ancient Hawaiian bones LinkLink

New morning, new moment 
of miracles.
              Lailah Gifty Akita

The moment you accept 
what troubles you've been given, 
the door will open.  

Is A License Plate A Sign?

This vanity plate is certainly a 
"sign' of something
about the driver.

Linking To: 
 Wednesday Signs

Love You,

Next Saturday Jan 25 2020
is Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Children and Lions

A   L   O   H   A  !
Children or babies learn to mimic 
the vibration of the adults 
who surround them long before 
they learn to mimic their words.
                   Abraham Hicks

Children are the hands by which 
we take hold of heaven.
        Henry Ward Beecher

Children have such an innocent view of their world 
and surroundings; every thought is 
a garden full of wonder.     
           C.J. Heck

The hardest job kids face today 
is learning good manners 
without seeing any.
     Fred Astaire

Was It All A Dream?

The feeling of being at home
in yourself, is an expensive jewel.
But once you have acquired it,
carry it secretly wherever you go.


Love You,

Linking To Wild Bird Wednesday