Monday, November 25, 2013

Look Like Friends

A  L  O  H  A !
Beautiful People by Melanie Safka on Grooveshark

" It suddenly struck me
 that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, 
was the Earth.
 I put up my thumb 
and shut one eye, 
and my thumb blotted out
 the planet Earth. 
I didn't feel like a giant. 
I felt very, very small. "

Neil Armstrong 


" To the degree 
that you shed your attachment
to making an impact,
you will make the exact impact
that matters most. 
Give yourself
without any expectations. "

Rob Brezsny


" Eternity 
is in love
 with the productions
 of time."

William Blake 

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That song by Melanie
brought back a lot of emotion.
It surprised me how much.

Back then mimeographed flyers
were the only internet we knew,
and buttons you wore
said things like
"Make Love Not War"
and "Impeach Nixon."

The adult world
seemed rather harsh,
always trying
to teach us one
cold lesson or another.

But we were looking
for beautiful people,
whose faces were not angry
the minute they saw us.

We were looking for
a beautiful, meaningful
way to live.

I write my posts
every day,
sending them out,
like a rose petal
down on a super highway-
But a miracle happens:

Beautiful people find ME!

That's you.
That is us.
And we are 

Coo coo kachoo!

This really touches me.

Every Day.

Thank YOU.

                          warmly, cloudia


My Unfinished Life said...

love your quotes!!

Akelamalu said...

" It suddenly struck me
that that tiny pea, pretty and blue,
was the Earth.
I put up my thumb
and shut one eye,
and my thumb blotted out
the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant.
I felt very, very small. "

Neil Armstrong

How awe inspiring must that have been?

Unknown said...

Amazing post!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, I'm pretty tired of learning life's lessons.

Anonymous said...

Lovely rosy sky and water. Music is amazing: it can trip one into past pleasantries SO profoundly. Yep, "surprise!" As we get older the memories can actually be stronger! What a ride! Even, painfully pleasant? DrumMajor

TexWisGirl said...

you second photo...just remarkable beauty, cloudia!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That was such a beautiful song! She had a young, appealing voice. I'll YouTube her for others.

Really thoughtful Neal Armstrong quote.

A Cuban In London said...

I felt like Armstrong many years ago, too. I often think that our human hubris leads to think like giants and yet, we are minute when compared to the magnitude of our universe.

Greetings from London.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Such wonderful photographs! Hawaii must be a feast for the eyes.

MT is gray right now.

Cloudia said...

Beautiful People, THANK YOU. ♥

Anita said...

Aloha aloha !!!how are you!

beautiful quotes as always!

big hugs from Norway

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that Neil Armstrong quote - I had not heard it before. A friend told me that she had been looking at the full moon here the other night and was suddenly awestruck when she realised that man had walked there.

LOLfromPasa said...

Another collection of Monday gems. Thank you!

Elephant's Child said...

You are most definitely a beautiful person. With stunning photos and quotes and a heart bigger than the sky, the seas, the ocean...

Merlesworld said...

I always love your photos but your quotes are just that bit different, always good.

Adam said...

great quotes


Beautiful, beautiful - I am especially thrilled by that Armstrong quote. Thank you, Cloudia!

Indrani said...

I am stunned at the pic of reflections, it is beautiful!
Lovely thoughts from you as always. Thank you so much for that.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots and quotes.

Cloudia said...

Gosh - THANKS!

EACH of YOU <3

Kay said...

And you really are beautiful, Cloudia. Inside and outside!!! I know because I've seen you and had such a good time with you.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Beautiful shots...and lovely words...