Tuesday, July 23, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Dwelling on the negative 
simply contributes 
to its power.
      Shirley MacLaine

We awaken in others 
the same attitude 
of mind we hold 
toward them.
      Elbert Hubbard

If we look at the world 
with a love of life, 
the world will reveal 
its beauty to us. 
      Daisaku Ikeda 

Beauty To US!

Monday, July 22, 2019

About More Than A Telescope

A  L  O  H  A !
 Peaceful Protest

Never be afraid to raise your voice 
for honesty and truth and compassion 
against injustice and lying and greed. 
If people all over the world...would do this, 
it would change the earth.
                         William Faulkner

 "No Thirty Meter Telescope"

We must always take sides. 
Neutrality helps the oppressor, 
never the victim. Silence 
encourages the tormentor, 
never the tormented.
             Elie Wiesel

Kapu = Sacred
Aloha = Hawaiian Philosophy of Life

You never change things by 
fighting the existing reality.
To change something, 
build a new model that makes 
the existing model obsolete.
            Buckminster Fuller


For decades
cutting edge astronomical
discoveries have been made
atop Maunakea,
the sacred mountain 
of the Hawaiian people.

As defenders of this sacred realm,
Hawaiians have decried 
construction, land use,
and water use, on
Maunakea for years.

Now a new instrument
is planned over their

But this time, the 
world is changing.
The Hawaiian people
are educated, knowledgeable
and strengthened by
their resurgent culture.

I love science! But this
is now about something
more important.

Right now,
what's happening on
this land, these islands,
our Earth,
is more important
than learning more
about space.

I believe the ancient 
Hawaiians who studied
the stars, and were 
great ocean navigators,
King Kalakaua who
invited astronomers
to his kingdom to
observe the transit
of Venus,
would all appreciate
and applaud the resurgence
of their descendants above all.

          Sincerely, cloudia

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thank You Friends

A  L  O  H  A !
You are a livingness, a verb. 
What is arising in you, 
at this moment, is 
the great realization.
               Christopher Zzenn Loren

Gratitude is one of 
the most medicinal 
emotions we can feel. 
It elevates our moods 
and fills us with joy."
         Sara Avant Stover

There is, they say, a
crowded highway to Hell,
but speak of the 
stairway to Heaven.

What lovely steps!
Pause as long on a step
as you wish.

Go back down a step or two
for another look at
a stage of your learning.

Enjoy the ascent.
High vibrations like gratitude,
High places like peaks,
are conducive to your rise,
Ignore the highway traffic.
Come up. Come up
in love.
Thank YOU Friends!

"As Above
             So Below"

*"Saimin is a noodle soup dish developed by different immigrant groups in Hawaii. Inspired by Japanese ramen, Chinese mein, and Filipino pancit, saimin was developed during Hawaii's plantation era. It is a soup dish that consists of soft wheat egg noodles served in hot dashi garnished with green onions." Wikipedia

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Back Street Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !
 Oasis Of Spirit: Hawaiian Ti Plants


"Look to your Sense of Place 
and sources of spirit, and 
you find your truth."

Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha

It Is Natural For People 
To Behave In a Loving Way.

We are called to be 
bridge builders; 
but too many of us are 
merely toll takers.

Love one another;
Save the world

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Art Show

A  L  O  H  A !
Pursue what catches your heart
not what catches your eyes.
Roy T. Bennett

Art Show
Collaboration has no hierarchy. 
The Sun collaborates with soil 
to bring flowers on the earth. 
            Amit Ray

"We are not victims of aging, 
sickness, and death. These 
are part of scenery, 

- not the seer, who is immune 
to any form of change. 
This seer is the spirit, 
the expression of eternal being. 
      Deepak Chopra

Linking To
Skywatch Friday

The Divinity
in me
The Divinity
in you

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Happened In Thomas Square

A  L  O  H  A !

"In February 1843 British Lord George Paulet on HMS Carysfort seized and occupied the Kingdom of Hawaii.

On July 26 Admiral Richard Darton Thomas sailed into Honolulu harbor on his flagship HMS Dublin. He became Local Representative of the British Commission by out-ranking Paulet. His intention was to end the occupation." 

"On July 31, he held the Hawaiian flag in his hands as he officially transferred the islands back to King Kamehameha III who said the words Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono in a speech during a ceremony to mark his restoration. Roughly translated from the Hawaiian language it means "The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness" and has become the state motto of Hawaii, incorporated into the Seal of Hawaii." 

"The British flag set was pulled down and the Hawaiian flag was raised, followed by a series of 21 gun salutes from the Fort, the British ships Carysfort, Dublin, Hazzard, the American ship Constellation, and lastly by guns at the park."

"Kamehameha III later named the place where the ceremony was held in Downtown Honolulu "Thomas Square" in Admiral Thomas's honor and dedicated it as a public park."

Mahalo For Visiting
Honolulu Today!
         Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Relax. You ARE This

A  L  O  H  A !
In the sweetness of friendship 
let there be laughter, and 
sharing of pleasures. For 
in the dew of little things 
the heart finds its morning 
and is refreshed. 
Khalil Gibran

You hold a special 
energy in the universe.
Relax and just BE 
that energy holder.

 Any true task for you 
will manifest as
joy and excitement. 
You will not be able to
NOT do it!

I love you.
Love yourself
trust the recognition
you are feeling
to my words!"


That's the way!

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