Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rest Day

A   L   O   H   A  !

No one 
can get inner peace
 by pouncing on it. "

Harry Emerson Fosdick

" Being rich is having money; 
being wealthy is having time. "

Stephen Swid

" To be nobody but yourself
 in a world which is doing its best,
 night and day,
 to make you everybody else 
means to fight the hardest battle
 which any human being 
can fight; 
and never stop fighting.  "

e. e. cummings

 Sunday - Day of Rest

" Take rest; 
a field that has rested 
gives a bountiful crop.  "


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The best gift
 you can give
is  rest
and return

We think there will 
always be time
for our own particular joys-
but to often when play time comes
 we have forgotten
what games we enjoy-
and who
 we were
before we got 
so busy.

There are many influencers
guilt-ing us to DO!

But don't you listen.

Taking a few seconds,
to pause, 
to listen to another,
to smile,
to not rush away -

Those are the seconds
of wealth
accruing rich interest
in the only account
that matters.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

How Many Blog Visits

A   L   O   H   A  !
 Young men 
are apt to think themselves 
wise enough,
 as drunken men 
are apt to think themselves
 sober enough "

Earl of Chesterfield

“ Parents wonder 
why the streams are 
 when they themselves
 have poisoned
 the fountain. ”

 John Locke

“ There is a fountain of youth:
 it is your mind, your talents,
 the creativity you bring 
to your life 
and the lives of 
people you love.
When you learn to tap
 this source,
 you will truly have 
defeated age. ”

 Sophia Loren 

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I'll show you mine.
Will you show me

I recieve between
100 - 150 blog visits/day. 
[ Oh, one day I got over 500,
and I haven't had less than
100/day in years ]

I try to visit
the bloggers I care about,
which means:
Every day, I  fail.
There are TOO many
Interesting Bloggers!

This is why I'm grateful
to the friends who visit

Thank You!

So how many
hits, do YOU receive/day? 

How many blogs
do YOU visit?

Of the writing of blog posts
there is riot, without end.
Relax and enjoy it-

AFTER you leave us
a comment  :-)

                     Warmly, cloudia

Friday, September 28, 2012

Window Street

A    L    O    H    A  !

 2 Dogs - 1 Grandchild

“ Believe 
that life is
 worth living 
and your belief 
will help create
 the fact. ”

William James

" Act as if 
what you do
 makes a difference.
 It does. "

William James


" The greatest weapon 
against stress
is our ability to
 one thought over
 another. "

William James

" It feels so good 
to be happy.  "

Etta James


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Thursday, September 27, 2012


A    L    O    H    A  !    

" Never be haughty
 to the humble; 
never be humble
 to the haughty."

  Jefferson Davis

" If you enjoy living,
 it is not difficult
to keep the sense
of wonder. "

Ray Bradbury

" A great many people think
they are thinking
when they are merely
rearranging their
prejudices. "

William James

" If you do not expect
 the unexpected
you will not find it,
 for it is not to be reached
 by search
 or trail. "


“ A cat pours 
his body on the floor
 like water. 
It is restful just 
to see him. ”

 William Lyon Phelps

" It's easy to fool
 the eye 
but it's hard to fool
 the heart. "
Al Pacino

" Nature will bear the closest inspection. 
She invites us to lay our eye level
 with her smallest leaf, 
and take an insect view
 of its plain.  "

Henry David Thoreau

" Her angel's face, 
As the great eye
 of heaven shined bright,
 And made a sunshine 
in the shady place. "
Edmund Spenser 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We Are All Equal

A   L   O   H   A  !

We are all
in every way 
that is 
Truly Important.

We are
in every other

How do we respect
the soul we share -

- without continuing
the Voyage

To a more perfect

What do  Y O U  say?


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rain Pause

A  L  O  H  A !
 Rain Blows In

“ Some people 
walk in the rain,
just get wet. ”
Roger Miller

 Moves On By

“ The only noise now
 was the rain, 
pattering softly
 with the magnificent
of nature
 for the tangled passions 
of humans. ”

  Sherwood Smith

 But Not Before Blessing All flowers

 “ Heaven knows
 we need never be ashamed 
of our tears,
 for they are rain
 upon the blinding dust 
of earth, 
our hard hearts. ”
Charles Dickens,
  Great Expectations


When it rains,
we pause.

Thanks Friend
for resting here
a moment.

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“ I always like walking in the rain,
 so no one can see me 
crying. ”

Charles Chaplin

Monday, September 24, 2012

Am I Selfish?

A    L    O    H    A   !

" Aging 
is not lost youth 
but a new stage 
of opportunity 
and strength. "

Betty Friedan

" To keep the heart 
to be hopeful,
 kindly, cheerful, 
that is to triumph 
over old age. "

 Thomas Bailey Aldrich

" The best part 
about being 
my age
 is in knowing 
how my life 
worked out. "

 Scott Adams

" Nothing is inherently
 and invincibly young 
except spirit. 
And spirit can enter
 a human being 
perhaps better
 in the quiet of old age 
and dwell there
 more undisturbed
 than in the turmoil
 of adventure. "

George Santayana

" For the unlearned, old age is winter;
 for the learned,
 it is the season of 
the harvest. "

Hasidic saying


Ever since childhood
I have been passionate
about "old" people.

Passionate in my appreciation,
of their sheer survival
and all that they have seen.
I have always found them

Even a simple person
who lives to be 'aged'
is blessed,
possessing a knowing
that the smartest youth
cannot understand.

Anyone who cheats,
harms, or misleads a senior
is the lowest form of life
in my eyes.

But now I face a dilemma:
to defend seniors
is beginning to
look an awful lot
like defending my own
I've always been more 
advocating for others
than selling for myself.
Is it OK for me to feel
that I am one
of those due respect?
Is it OK to think of myself
with that same appreciation,
or am I exempt,
the only one NOT
worthy of it
to myself?
I'm reminded of the story,
of the woman aged 93
who spent her days
volunteering at the senior center.
"Why don't you relax?"
she was asked.
Her reply?
"Well who would help
the old people?!"

So I too will continue
to advocate
for "them."

While You & I
stay forever young
through fields of 'blog'
we run together
hand in hand.


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"Age is an issue of
mind over matter.
 If you don't mind,
 it doesn't matter."

 Mark Twain

Sunday, September 23, 2012

One Year Ashore

This is an updated post from last September

When you live on a boat, as we do, 
THIS is your view!
There is little to see out your porthole,
 maybe one palm tree
 that moves out of sight
with the movements of the boat
at the end of it's ropes.

Yes, this has been home for 20 years,
as I posted about recently

We don't HAVE a view,
we ARE the view!

But all that is about to change

you can see
V I E W!

I'm beside myself.
Bathroom, Kitchen,
S P A C E. . . 

Housing is expensive on islands,
and we looked at many
depressing places-

But finally found a situation
a couple of blocks from
the harbor.
My days can still begin
with a walk on Waikiki Beach.

“ I have heard the mermaids singing, 
each to each. ”
 T. S. Eliot

So I'll still see the familiar neighbors:
“ Why do we love the sea?
It is because it has some potent power
to make us think things we like to think. ”
Robert Henri

Just not LIVE with them.

I just hope this sailor can adjust.
that I

I'm gonna lay down now.

My sea legs are confused,
and my head

But no more emergencies in the night
like THIS one,
that caused my husband 
to miss my nieces wedding.

Or THIS one
that almost sank us!

THIS scary one,

or the TWO Tsunami alerts

Guess I'm just getting soft.


 I never about knew any of this!
So that was the cat before me, eh?

            What do you think?  

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               warmly cloudia

More posts about boat life:
What is it like to live on a boat? 
Start HERE

Pirates !   Here

Moving Ashore   Here & Here

Kitty moves ashore  Here