Tuesday, May 31, 2011


                             Welcome to Honolulu

I like how life gets back to 'normal' after a 3 day weekend.

"It is best to act
with confidence,
no matter how 
right you have to it."

Lillian Hellman


'Cloud Bones' 

does not consist
in saying what no one has ever said before,
but in saying exactly
what you think

James Stephens

Hawaii State Flower, Yellow Hibiscus

"People who say they don't care what people think
are usually desperate
to have people think
they don't care 
what people think. "

George Carlin

"I care not much for a man's religion 
whose dog and cat
are not the better for it. "

Abraham Lincoln


If you find it in your heart
to care for somebody else, 
you will have succeeded. "

Maya Angelou


Ah dear 'normal.'
What are you anymore?

We are better off
for seeing things as they are:
the church, the governments,
those we regarded
as role models 

or even heroes;

All are found wanting.
That's the cost of growing up.

And so the question grows 
more urgent:
what can one depend on?

Faith, sure,
but what does that mean
in practical life?

What does it mean about how one
how one

Does it mean believing
in someone else's

Is it all about
getting the puzzle

Is it in your mind?

Does it mean living in 
too smart to believe
in anything?

My faith is deep,
earned & unearned.

It is more than a decision
or formula,
too simple & complicated
to force on others.

I look everywhere for hints,
and sometimes recieve

Mostly, I think, it comes down to

I trust.

I needn't force
my view on another-
or deny my own

Every day I am learning.

Every day I am grateful.

Every day
I am moved to tears,
Turning despair
into love. 

but not over much.

I have come to understand
as Gary Zukov has taught:

"The road to your soul
is through you heart."

My heart leaps
when I read your thoughts.

Together we continue.

Thank you for the companionship.

Your comment is a cherished gift!

       warmly, cloudia