Thursday, May 16, 2013

Why We Are Here

A  L  O  H  A !
" Our main business

is not to see

what lies dimly

at a distance,

- but to do

what lies


at hand."

Thomas Carlyle

" The practice of 


and reconciliation

 is one of the most 


and artistic 

of human actions.”

-- Thich Nhat Hanh


First thing in the morning
while I'm making coffee,
I light up my
Nexus pad. . .

and LOOK!
Friends have been
G I F T S!

                 Thanks   cloudia


the walking man said...

The Carlyle quote--interesting but the immediavy of my city is now but the resolutions so far off there is none any can do but wait for the smelter to do his job and the forge man to start bringing the hammer blows down.

I read a report that said Hawaii is the happiest state in America...and they say distance means nothing.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post! Here I am, leaving you a gift - a wish - for an amazing day ahead!

Akannie said...

Ahhh..dear Cloudia. You have indeed "Bloomed where you are planted" like an amazing exotic flower. I agree 100% with Carlyle...trying to stay where my feet are and do the work at hand.
Happy Thursday, missy.

Anonymous said...

What beauty on the balcony! Mahalo for sending these bits of beauty to us! Aloha, DrumMajor

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Your photos are so bright and cheery. A lovely way to start my day.

Charles Gramlich said...

I hope those "gifts" aren't the kind that the local dogs leave in our yard on occassion. :)

TexWisGirl said...

you're so cute.

Karen S. said...

I adore you, and the gifts you leave as well! Enjoy your new gifts along the way today.

Geraldine said...

What a lovely post with much food for thought.

Wow, that hula guy has some buffed thighs!! Sorry, I had to mention. :<)

rupam sarma said...

So nice, Love the first pics, Awesome.

rupam sarma said...

So nice, Love the first pics, Awesome.

rupam sarma said...

So nice, Love the first pics, Awesome.

Filip and Kristel said...

When I see the dancers, I have to say that we are here to party.


Hilary said...

Lovely sentiments and images, as always.


Oh, the Arts school is a lovely little throwback to long ago days. Thank you for *your* gift of a post (for all those posts!)

Bob Bushell said...

Those photos are magnificent, love 'em.

José Ramón said...

Cloudia muy interesante gracias por su visita Saludos

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love the dancers!


LOLfromPasa said...

All those lovely comments above are so richly deserved, Cloudia. You do make a difference for us all.

Rhapsody said...

Thanks for the photographic view and inspiring words.

Elephant's Child said...

Our comments are a way of paying forward the very real pleasure that your posts give.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Jolly Friends :-)

Glad someone mentioned the buff male hula dancer. . . . .

Steffi said...

Lovely post and photos,Cloudia!It´s always like a little vacation when I visiting your blog!Thank you!

Indrani said...

Great shot of the dancers.
Well taken from top.