Friday, January 17, 2014

Sun Shines Brightest After a Night in Jail

A   L   O   H   A !
" Live each 
 as it passes;
 breathe the air,
 drink the drink,
 taste the fruit, and
 resign yourself
 to the influences
 of each. "

Henry David Thoreau

If you ever spent a night in jail
even years ago
I bet you understood today's
title immediately.

This morning, I left my apt
for the first time in, days,
many days - that's all I can
definitively say.

It was the first day I could
imagine seeing another person,
or having THEM see me!

I hid behind sunglasses, under a helmet,
wore my gloves, and rode my scooter
to the post office, my usual morning 

What a kick!

And, you know, 
Waikiki REALLY is

Though I have a dynamite view,
and a lanai (balcony)
there is something WONDERFUL
about moving through space!

I'm back in bed, now
surrounded by mail,
coloring outside the lines and avoiding
house work. I want to go back out there

I'm getting better.

How's Your Thing going?

                              Fondly, cloudia

Someday, when I'm a Super-Ager
(100+) I think I'll enjoy getting about
with my levitation scooter. . . .


Lynn said...

Well that is certainly a provocative title - I'm glad you weren't actually in jail (just in the literal sense.) :) Glad you are feeling better and yes, I know exactly what you mean - seeing the wonderful world around you after being cooped up inside for a while.

the walking man said...

I left the house Wed. to get 7 shots for pain in my shoulder, Detroit was not beautiful. I will admit the only time I have been in jail after crisscrossing the country a half dozen times was in Hamtramck. Google it) They could not put up with me long enough to hold me all night long. I guess the chanting got to them.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, Cloudia! Take it easy at first; but enjoy the emergent freedom!

Nancy's Notes said...

Well, I so hope you get to feeling better soon! Cabin fever sets does set in, doesn't it?

Great blog, I'm happy I found it!


Akelamalu said...

So sorry to hear you've not been well Cloudia but happy to hear you're feeling better. xx

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad you were able to get out of the house. Hopefully the worst is over.

Fireblossom said...

Release this prisoner! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

yay for some fresh air and interaction!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Would have been good to get out even if for a short time... Must admit I wouldn't mind a day of lying in bed reading, computering :) etc. but not the feeling sick part :) Chin up Cloudia, you'll be whizzing around again before long, I can't see much holding you down :)

Brian Miller said...

its good you got out...the fresh air was probably good for you...henry just had a way of saying it too...smiles.

aloha from va

Adam said...

get well soon

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Hattie said...

Sorry for the bummer situation. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

I see the Hawaiian birdies couldn't find a telephone line to sit on, so they lined up on a palm leaf.
Free Public Service Announcement:
Still drink lots of fluids.
Aloha, DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

You pals are the BEST! Thanks

Ela said...

Amazing colors. The sun makes a fantastic contrast.
Have a nice weekend

LOLfromPasa said...

Good news! Glad you are feeling better. Don't rush anything...and, no, I have never been in jail. There is still time :).

Merlesworld said...

Everyone needs 5mts of freedom every now and again and after you have been sick a walk in the sunshine does wonders get well soon

Bitch said...

Have you been ill, my dear?
But you wrote that you are feeling better.... that's good!

Nice post again... full of your own, very known spirit...
Love coming from Greece (surprised?)

Elephant's Child said...

So glad that you are getting better, and so grateful you continue to enrich our lives each day. Take care of yourself.

Myrna R. said...

Woa - a levitation scooter? I want one of those. I know the feeling of finally going outside when one has been confined. We're like birds - can't stand being caged.
Glad you got out and are feeling a little better. Thanks for still treating us to such beauty via your pictures and quotes.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

It is great to get out the house, hope you are back to full health soon!

Hilary said...

Keep on healing!

Green Monkey said...

fresh air agrees with you! so glad you are healing. sending you peace, joy and perfect health. xoxo

Kay said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, Cloudia. I hope the fresh air and sunlight helps.