Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hoy Somos Todos Los Mineros Chilenos!

HOLA!          A L O H A !

please click on the photos; blogger often clips them short
Spiral Reflection

Aloha is not an idea, ideal, or theory of behavior.

It is a way of being.

It is behavioral

or it is nothing.

Being sincere in your patriotism

doesn't make you right about everything

or excuse intolerance.

"The more helpless a creature,

the more entitled it is

to protection by man

from the cruelty of man."



Why does a person,
a worker,
have to be trapped underground
for us to care deeply
about them?

Why does a person
have to travel
down into a tomb
to rescue others
for us to really see
and appreciate
the heroism
or everyday 

Chile has shown all of us,
has reminded the world,
that in times of challenge
it is proper to pull together.

We Americans
are always proving our truths
by finding fault in others,
by finding someone to blame,
by being 'right'
rather than 

we are all Chilean.

And in this way
let us so remain!

Warmly, cloudia


Cloudia said...

Welcome Sky Watch Fans!!!!

Tammie Lee said...

you always share wonderful thoughts. That second image is gorgeous~

Brian Miller said...

i like your insights...was so great to see them rescued...i also really like those first two pics...very nice.

aloha from va


If curds and way is a metaphor for my sky formation, thank you for the reminder! That painterly sky of yours is fabulous! Isn't it interesting that in such times of stress and worry, the Chileans managed to find a way to shave before they came up?!

SandyCarlson said...

Bring on the Chilean! Let's grow!

Teresa said...

Hola, hermana! Que te vaya bien!

Cloudia said...

Yeah!! :)

G-Man said...


Go Warriors!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos and words. I was deeply moved by the commitment and faith of the Chileans.

Misalyn said...

Wonderful photos and thoughts!

Salaam from Al Ain City!

Hilary said...

Excellent thoughts.. and of course photos. I'm not at all surprised.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day From Australia, The Chileans deserve a big pat on the back for rescuing the trapped miners and returning fathers, lovers and granfathers in one piece to their families.

Wind said...

I am coming there...ha ha!
Just kidding!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Reader Wil said...

Now it's my turn to say:"Amen"!

Aloha, dear Cloudia!

dirt clustit said...

Viva el espíritu chileno!

and another nice image of the general, anole lee

Beach Bum said...

The Gandhi quote really hit home for me for its basic truth.

BLOGitse said...

What a mess our planet would be without people who are cleaning, collecting garbage, driving buses and metros, serving food, organizing food for us to buy etc.
We forget that there are a zillion people who do great job for us to live our daily life.
We should respect all those people, every day, and behave like that.......

Ash said...

Gorgeous photos and thoughts!

Joyful said...

Beautiful sky. I like the reflective photo too and the reflections on Chile.

kavita said...

The pictures are wonderful .whole world is celebrating their rescue
'Being sincere in your patriotism
doesn't make you right about everything
or excuse intolerance.'....i loved this quote Cloudia !And i love that highlight too at the end of the post:):):)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous and heartfelt post, darling!


the walking man said...

No today I am proud of those people who live within those man made borders called Chile. But as I am everyday, I am an earthling.

Magia da Inês said...

♥ Olá, amiga!
Estou revendo seu espaço...♥♥
As fotos estão fantásticas!
Sobretudo a primeira desse post...Amei mesmo!...♥
♥ Bom fim de semana!
♥♥ Itabira

Jannie Funster said...

Awesomely deep, Cloudia.

I guess, as everything, it all comes down to love and giving. And I know it all starts within me.

And AWESOME photo you took at the window. Thanks for the tip on clicking on it to get the full thing. Very good!


Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Thanks so much my friend for those wonderful thoughts!
I love the sky shot. Simply beautiful!
Aloha is everything!

B xx

lakeviewer said...

Si, se puede! Aloha, friend, well said.

Pietro said...

Hi Cloudia! Beautiful pictures and nice and right words!
I'm so glad that all the miners are safe!
Happy weekend :-)

Akelamalu said...

I love what you've written about Chile Cloudia. :)

PattiKen said...

This is profound. The events in Chile should be a wake up call to the wonder in people all around us.

Gran said...

Beautifully said, as always. aloha, Cloudia!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Well said my friend, well said.

Hilary said...

Perfectly said.
Glad I stopped by.

Land of shimp said...

Cloudia, those are some wonderful pictures, but I greatly enjoyed the words. Those were some thoughts very much worth sharing. Thank you for that.

Cloudia said...

Thank you EACH!

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