Friday, March 27, 2015

Secret Shame Shining

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!
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   " We have to dare 

to be ourselves, 

- however frightening
 or strange 
 that self may be."
   May Starton 

On Point

Linking to
SkyWatch Friday

WE all have something
we'd like to forget.

It seems to me
that something
so powerful
could do one much
but perhaps much
renewal as well.

Daily we sample
the meaning of life.
Some days it's thin,
others savory
& full of good things.

So what do we do
with the spice
that's not nice?

How do we find
the gift
in what we've tried
so hard to hide?

Every One
can overcome.

You are not done
Glorious raiment 
mysteriously spun
from what you used to
devoutly shun.


Thank You
for soul-sharing!
                  Warmly, cloudia


ayala said...

Every day we get a new start. Your words inspiring!

EG CameraGirl said...

Daring to be ourselves can be a challenge since so many haven't a clue as to who we really are. Just sayin'. ;))

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Each day has possibilities for joy and love. And growth, if we let it.

Young at Heart said...

what if we're still figuring out who we are??

Nancy Chan said...

We have to dare to be ourselves...only if we are able to accept who we are. Hmmm...something to think about.

eileeninmd said...

Aloha Cloudia, lovely sky and images.. I always try to be myself. Wonderful quotes and post. Happy Friday!

Birdman said...

Daring to be myself has been loads of fun, but the cost is lots of regrets thrown in for good measure.

Teresa said...

Great message today. I like how you matched your words to the pictures. Today is another day on the path of life.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can you imagine me being not myself, it would be like you not being yourself, impossible mon ami :)

21 Wits said...

Very true, and there are days I'd like to change a few things about me, and yet there I am, all me, everyday. Happily we get to do it all over again every morning, and may our lives go on and on...and on!

RedPat said...

You just have to keep on plugging along!

Anonymous said...

I like seeing surfs in towns :)

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the belief in us, cloudia. :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks my Dear Friends for sharing the ride!

Elephant's Child said...

And being ourselves is the one thing that NO-ONE can do better than we do.

Anita said...

Good poems and quotes Cloudia!Also love the shoots:Bravo!

William Kendall said...

Delightfully warm shots!

FilipBlog said...

Society does allow you to be yourself. We live with rules.


Cloudia said...

Jolly to see you, friends <3

Cloudia said...

Jolly to see you, friends <3

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, and the poem, it is something else, fantastic.

Tom said...

Sadly, guys don't walk barefooted and carry surfboards around here. Aloha Tom

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images and words.

Tammie Lee said...

we must be
to ourselves

Indrani said...

The lamp post capture is good. :)
Great series!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

great notes and lovely photos as well :). I keep daring myself I got kinda tired hehehe...Have a great weekend :)

Joyful said...

Lovely images. Everything looks so peaceful.