Friday, March 6, 2015

Avoid the Obvious

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
I have always been 
fascinated by the past, 
even before 
I spent so much 
of my life there. 

" You cannot escape 
the responsibility 
of tomorrow 
by evading it 
today. "
                   Abraham Lincoln

People who are tall
have heard the jokes

Why would You
want to be
the 439,95763,374,650th
'wit' to call her 'Shorty'
or inquire as to the 
Weather 'up there'?

The guy with the broken arm
probably does NOT 
want to tell you
the story again.

People who are different
from You,
different Race Gender Culture
Clothing Style Slogans
are MORE than
that difference!

They are NOT
walking examples
of something you

They are not
a characteristic.
They are a human.

Children stare.
Mature people

Grow Up!

Then come goof around
here in a delightfully
immature way :)
                       Fondly, cloudia


the walking man said...

Must be kind of boring to not be to tall, to fat, to short, to skinny, to off beat, on beat, hip, not hip, personally I just hide behind my beard so no one can see what part of me to jab. All I know is my short friends like it when i use their heads as a leaning post, makes them feel needed.

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...


eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, wonderful post, quotes and images today. Have a happy day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You make uncommon sense, Cloudia, as always! You rock! Great wisdom infusion for Friday.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, I very seldom joke with complete strangers. The jokes that occur to me are likely to be cliche to them.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The only tall people I know always make jokes about short people .. Height is without doubt one of those things where size does NOT matter :) so says shorty moi :)

Teresa said...

Loved the quotes and the lessons today. That little girl in the last picture is such a cutie!

Nancy Chan said...

I like the last picture...grandpa & grandchild..special bonding.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, lovely friends

Karen S. said...

On the past- me too. I plan on goofing around as much as possible once my adult (kid free) weekend begins! Oh yeah- party hearty in the heat-loving-wave.... Aloha!

Elephant's Child said...

Our inner children would have a ball together...

Filip Demuinck said...

Strange picture of the lady in the empty room.


Tahiti Daily Photo said...

beautiful red hibiscus

Brian Miller said...

somewhat sobering, they are more than that difference...i like the push to look beyond the obvious though...people are far more than what we take them for...

aloha from va.

William Kendall said...

A wonderful post today, Cloudia!

RedPat said...

I have a friend in England who is 6'7" and everyone notices him when you walk in somewhere - but he does get a lot of pints bought for him in pubs so it balances out!

orvokki said...

I love the last image.