Monday, September 19, 2011

LifeStyle Shock

A L O H A !

Our New View

" Home is a name,
a word,
it is a strong one; 
stronger than magician ever spoke,
or spirit ever answered to,
in the strongest conjuration.  "

Charles Dickens

Ala Moana Beach Park
" The light is what guides you home,
the warmth is what keeps you there.  "

Ellie Rodriguez

The Ala Wai Canal

" We shape our buildings;
thereafter they shape us.  "

Winston Churchill

S P A C E !
" Peace - 
that was the other name for home. "

Kathleen Norris

" There is nothing like staying at home
for real comfort. "

Jane Austen

This will take some getting used to.

" Where thou art - that - is Home.  "

Emily Dickinson


View from my bed
" Tis distance lends enchantment
to the view, 
and robes the mountain 
in its azure hue.  "

Thomas Campbell

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We are in lifestyle shock.
WE have spent 2 nights in the new apt.

It is like waking
from the 20 year dream
of the boat.

That cramped hot place
 was an adventure
for quite a while.

I am remembering
what conveniences

Miss Kitty
is adjusting better
than anyone has the right
to expect from a cat:
"Boat? What boat?"
First she seemed suspicious,
then appraising,
now appreciating;

This is where the love,
and food (!)

I can lie in my bed
watch the sky,
the mountains,
the habitations of people:
my beloved
Island of Oahu.

Dear Honolulu.

I watch evening come to the land,
and remember
like a previous life
what it was like
to live upon those

Then I look to the sea,
the sunset,
and thank my lucky stars
as they arise!

Thanks for stopping by.

Your encouragement
and kitty advice
is much appreciated.

         Warmly, cloudia

I am remembering who I was
before we went to sea.


Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe