Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh No! Super Monday! Run!

A  L  O  H  A !
Wouldn't you rather be surfing,
or watching surfers?
I caught this back-lit family
Saturday on 
as they walked up the trail
from the shoreline below.

 " Once there is a distance 
between you and 
your thought process, 
a new freedom is born. 
With this freedom, 
a new perception 
arises. "
            Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The tiny dots (click on them) are surfers below

" Turn life 
into play 
and you can 
your body 
and brain
 younger! "
                      Josh Catchur 

Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer,
Legendary Life-Saving Hero,
of modern surfing 
to the world.

When you surf, especially Waikiki
you surf with the Duke's spirit!

Seen above in Mural at The Wave Hotel
Linking to Monday Mural

" If one is lucky, 
a solitary fantasy 
can totally transform 
one million realities. "
                    Maya Angelou

Linking to Our World


January is cold.

The new year is 
just finding it's legs
like a newborn

And then there are
the bills. . .

Some people remain
too. Watch for them.

But today is the day:
The first normal 
"Work Day"
"School Day"
after a protracted
Holiday Season.

Here is my tip
to YOU:

Just show up.

Just find your class.
Everyone there
is more disoriented
than you.

Look awake.
Make it through
the day.
It will all be easier

And to those like
"They've gone now.
We can clean up,
drink a second cup,
take the camera
for a walk."

When you love
what you do
'Normal Time'
is the Best Time
of ALL!

I wish YOU
Love & 
Pleasant Musing-

           Fondly, cloudia


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely watch instead of do as far as surfing goes mon amie.. I for one am happy to have things back to normal (?) after the festivities :)

eileeninmd said...

Sometimes I am a klutz. I think I would be safer watching rather than surfing.. What a great post and lovely photos. I am glad I am one of those than can now go out for a walk with my camera rather than go to work. Enjoy and have a happy Monday.

Grand Crapaud said...

Hooray for surfing!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You gave us a good perspective on how to return to normal life after the holidays. It's not so bad! I love seeing surfers, though I'm just a beach bunny. And only for short times. (I'm fair skinned.) There's something compelling about seas. Even in little things like seeing gulls and flying fish.

Charles Gramlich said...

"Turn life into play." I Like that.

TexWisGirl said...

'just show up' - good advice. :)

Teresa said...

Great advice, Cloudi!! Fortunately, I don't have to show up for class until 11... Love the surfer mural! Keep on shooting!

Myrna R. said...

I love my "normal" time. That's when I surf - not in water but in time and space, in solitude and silence. I must have been a hermit in some other life.

Young at Heart said...

Ooh I feel the sun..... this year it's all about being mindfull...happy new year!!

Duckbutt said...

I would rather be surfing.

Karen S. said...

As a matter of fact I would rather be surfing, or mowing or anything that wasn't -15 degrees!

Tammie Lee said...

such gorgeous photos
and though you mention January being cold
it looks like summer compared to my snowy realm with nearly a new foot of snow since i tucked myself in last night. wahoo.

LOLfromPasa said...

Same to you, Cloudia. All the best for 2015!

Hilary said...

Showing up is much of the battle.

Wonderful silhouette shot, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, my dear Dear Friends <3

Anonymous said...

Love that first surfing shot! It's back to normal time at the end of this week.

RedPat said...

I've always been fascinated by surfing! I think I'll remain a watcher though. ;-)

Elephant's Child said...

Love to watch. Am too unco to try. Our silly season doesn't end until the end of the month, though the worst has dissapated. School isn't back till the end of the month either.

Adam said...

nice quotes

William Kendall said...

The water looks inviting.

Mondays come in and beat us over the head with a Monday stick.

ayala said...

I wish you LOVE....and I love this quote... Turn life
into play
and you can
your body
and brain
younger! "
Josh Catchur

Great! Happy New Year!

Felicia said...

all your pictures look so "warm".

It is VERY cold here.

Thanks for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

That first shot is a real stunner!

Small Kucing said...

Happy New Year Cloudia

LOL..very bhectic over here with school starting and all

magiceye said...

Let us surf life!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

DrumMajor said...

Must try distancing myself from the thought processes more often! Could free up some memory or storage space! Aloha, DrumMajor

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The painting is so inviting with its expressionistic colors. I always like returning the house to normal after the holidays. It's like seeing the familiar with new eyes. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural. Happy New Year, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Thank You kindly <3

DeniseinVA said...

I can fall out of my shoes let alone off a surfboard :). Your photos are always neat but today I loved that first shot and the painting of the surfer is colorful, outstanding. Thank you for your congratulations on winning Theresa's painting. I am excited!

Indrani said...

I prefer to watch and click :)
Great pics.

Kay said...

My son would love to be in Waikiki surfing instead of cold in D.C.

Powell River Books said...

I love the warm water in Hawaii. I got to go twice last year. Such fun, and I did enjoy watching the surfers and kite boarders. - Margy