Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring's Open Secret

It's JOY!

A   L   O   H   A  

Sincere Blessings to YOU. . . 

. . . To ALL!

 “ Life is short,
 live it.

 Love is rare,
 grab it. 

is bad, 
dump it. 

Fear is awful, 
face it. 

Memories are sweet, 
cherish it.” 


Thank YOU
for sharing 
with us here

YOUR comments
shine. Do leave one

              Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, March 30, 2013

3 Holy Men Walk into a Bar

A  L  O  H  A !

" Do good deeds 

with the same zeal

 that the evil person

 does bad ones."

The Belzer Rabbi

"Don't confuse 

small with


Joel Osteen

" In the sky,

there is no distinction

 of east and west; 

people create 


out of their own


 and then

 believe them

 to be true. " 



What distinctions,
what boundaries
and limits
can you burst through
just by changing
your mind?
Wishing YOU
Delightful Weekend!

                         Fondly,  cloudia

Friday, March 29, 2013

Teacher Geese

A  L  O  H  A !

Growing up,

 I lived beneath
 the Great Eastern Flyway 
of the Canada Geese.  

Feeling trapped in my childhood, 
longing to escape 
to far away places. 

 I painted that big world  
out there
 in all the bright yearnings 
of my heart's dreams. . . . 

Alone, outside, 
at a moment of peace,
 imagined, hinted, then 
YES, heard! 
 The celestial voices
 of the fleet above. 
traversing continents,
 hinting at eternal cycles 
and circles
 that might redeem me
 if I could just know them, 
find my flock, 
embark on my own 

A few years later,
 away at college 
in Northern New Hampshire
 I climbed my first 'mountain'
 Bald Peak.

At the top,
 crouching at the sheer 

I  M  M  E  N  S  I  T  Y

 of space and height, 
I imagined that I heard
 a familiar voice. 

Then it was faint
 but distinct! 

 A V of Canada Geese
 was approaching! 
My first mountain - 
with old friends. 
At last I was 
in their realm 
thousands of feet 

They flew as accustomed
 at such remote
 but here the peaks 
rise up to meet 
the sky.  

My luck, or blessing 
was strong that day; 
The V of singing birds 
grew closer.  

At once I understood 
that they were heading
 right in my direction!

 Indeed, I waited
 breathless in the sky
 as they drew nearer. 

Individual voices 
could be divined
 for the first time
 by me.  

"This is a special moment. 
This is a wonderful gift.
 This is the mystery 
of Life's wonder
 and reward." 

 The fleet drew close.
 Now I saw 
not a single 
but a tribe
 of tired, skillful 

 Each voice 
in it's turn proclaiming 
"I'm still here - keep going!"

The tiny perfect formation 
I had watched out of sight 
my entire life,
 was now seen
 in it's gypsy truth
 up close.

 In my mind's eye
I still can see their
 skillful shifting on the winds, 
an ancient admirable
 wonderful keeping-on
 over eons. . . . . 

A sight seen only
 through fortuitous 

On the wing, on the wind,
 on the trial 
to what I would
That day's portion 
took me up a mountain
 to see a divine thing, 
a talisman of my life 
that I shall quite probably
 one last time
 at death's door. 

 It was a smallish mountain
 among giants; 
But it was big enough
 for me that day- 

Thank For Climbing
together with us

Plant your comment,
"I was here"


                       Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Save, Transfer, Print Your Bookmarks

Oh, And a Picture of Me

A  L  O  H  A ! 

 the doors of perception 
were cleansed, 
 would appear
 as it is,

 William Blake 

"If you are possessed by an idea,
 you find it expressed everywhere, 
you even smell it."

Thomas Mann 

 “ How far you go
 in life depends
 on your being
 tender with the young, 
compassionate with the aged, 
sympathetic with the striving 
and tolerant of the weak 
and strong. -

" Because someday 
in your life 
you will have been
of these. ”

 George Washington Carver


If you are like me, 
you have lost bookmarks
 for websites when moving to
 a new computer, or hard drive. 

I thought of writing down,
 or cutting / pasting my bookmarks
 last time,
 but who has the

Well, I have discovered that
it's EASY
 to PRINT, or even Transfer 
your bookmarks 
to another browser 
that you use! 

In Google Chrome
Just click the Chrome menu icon
 at the top-right corner 
of your browser window, 
point to Bookmarks,
 and select Bookmark manager.

 (You can also quickly open 
the Bookmark manager by pressing 

Click the Organize menu 
and select:
 Export bookmarks to HTML file. 
(To import your bookmarks later, 
select the Import bookmarks 
from HTML file option.)

Isn't that amazing?

Other browsers
make it just as easy.
More info is 

Gosh it's nice
when YOU visit.

Share a comment, OK?


                           Warmly,  cloudia

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Change Your World

A  L  O  H  A !
"Never judge a book
 by its movie."

        J. W. Eagan

"Have you had a kindness shown?
 Pass it on; 
'Twas not given for thee alone,
 Pass it on; 
Let it travel down the years, 
Let it wipe another's tears,
 'Til in Heaven 
the deed appears - 
Pass it on. " 

Henry Burton

" Ask yourself: 
Have you been kind today? 
Make kindness 
your modus operandi 
and change your world. "

Annie Lennox 

Thank YOU
Kind Friend!

I thrill to your comments.

                       Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Must Be

A L O H A !
 A pink & lilac cloud 
 envelops the space 
where my brain
 used to be

  I dwell instead
on the New Red
  tickling from 
my fingertips. 

 Airy and pleasant. 

What is going on

 with me? 

 New shoes drew me to the shops

A new bag 
the most important thing 
in the world

All I want to do
 is wear my beguiling
 new blue dress, 
 and shoes, 
 and fresh makeup colors 
 and smile. 

At everyone.

 I am insatiable for Aloha
 and giggles.

 Nothing else interests me 
but stroking kitty's
 luxuriant fur
 with my new

 We smile

It must be SPRING!:-) 

Oh Thank YOU
for looking in!

Your comments
make me deliciously


Monday, March 25, 2013

Friendship Above Snake Oil

A  L  O  A !
We bloggers 
share, suggest
and help
one another.

My intent
is to be
a friendly updraft
 under YOUR wings,
unique flight.


 Too many 'motivators'
are selling One-Size-Fits-All


They pump us up

with words that sell,

Telling us we can fly.

 They walk away
as we head to life's cliffs
with the one-size-fits-all
wings that they sold us.

 But you and me?
I'll meet You here -


In the Blog-0-Sphere!

Your Sincere Pal,

Comments  Please! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gerbil's Life for ME!!!!!

no really, you'll laugh!

Clear Gifts

A  L  O  A !
Enjoy the peaceful place 
you are growing to know. 

   Let the parade pass by
 without joining it.
 Today is full of gifts
  if we stop all the self-talk 
and notice them. 

 Clear the space.  Clear your mind. 
 It will come back
 fresher and better 
 when needed.
 Right now
 your critical faculties
 are off-line for maintenance,
 and that's a
Good Thing .

 You are safe.  
You are happy 
with developments and 
new joys in your life.  

 Tomorrow suddenly has
 as many happy anticipations, 
as it used to have
 chore-lists and worries.  
You accomplish all that is needed 
and MORE.  

 Appreciate the pleasure 
and power 
and freedom
 of being YOU.  

It's been too easy to focus 
on boundaries and limitations. 
But the scope of your happiness
 is well within 
the golden bounds 
of possibility.

What you want most
is at hand.
Reach For It!


I so enjoy celebrating with YOU.  

                    Warmly, cloudia