Friday, July 31, 2015

Simply Interesting

A  L  O  H  A !
" To make anything interesting

you simply have to

look at it long enough. "

" Inside every old person

is a young person


what happened. "
                              Terry Patchett

" I've always considered it

a type of sin

against the vast

and wondrous 

panorama of life -

- to make your world
small, shrink-fitted
to convenience,
immunized against
change and unfamiliarity. "
                                    Bob Shacochis

Thank YOU!
                   Fondly, cloudia

Sky Watch

A  L  O  H  A !
" If the only prayer
 you ever say 
in your whole life 
is "thank you,"
 that would suffice. " 
             Meister Eckhart

Linking to


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kill Them

With Kindness
A  L  O  H  A !
Putting yourself 


doesn't mean
putting others


" If you’re not the 
hero of your own novel, 
then what kind 
of novel is it? 
You need to do 
some heavy editing.”
                          Terence McKenna

" A gentle answer 
turns away wrath, 
But a harsh word 
stirs up anger. "
                      Proverbs 15

Linking to

You cannot kill nastiness
with kindness
unless you
really ARE kind.

No one wants
to be corrected,
or instructed
by a stranger.

But most people
are calmed
by gentleness
and restraint.

Why escalate
a trivial slight
into serious trouble?

Because when you do
stand up to someone
you have to be prepared
for whatever they bring.

Like war:
use only when
Absolutely Necessary!

I can have
a shockingly
short fuse.
That's why I
write these things.

How about 


Thank You!
                        Love,   cloudia

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

So Soar and Sparkle

A  L  O  H  A !
Our lives are rainbows
in reverse
footed in Heaven
passing through Earth.

Our colors and flavors
deepen as we arch
through plenty and longing,
oasis and parch.

So soar and sparkle
in your sun:
Unique, You
0ne and 0nly

Like every  
other 0ne.

Thank YOU
for Sparkling
                   Warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Indian Myna

A  L  O  H  A !
" Faith is the bird 
that feels the light 
when the dawn 
is still dark. "
                      Rabindranath Tagore

Linking to

Thank YOU!

Don't Fall Too Soon

A  L  O  H  A !
“ Loss is nothing
else but change, 

 and change is 
Nature's delight.”
                 Marcus Aurelius

" Don't fall
you're pushed. "
                     English Proverb

"Some people 
go to priests; 
others to poetry;
 I to my friends"  
                     Virginia Woolf

Thank You!
               fondly, cloudia

Monday, July 27, 2015

We Do Not Believe

A  L  O  H  A !

“ We do not believe

 in ourselves -

- until someone reveals
 that deep inside us 
something is valuable,
 worth listening to, -

- worthy of our trust, 
sacred to our touch. 

Once we believe 
in ourselves -

- we can risk curiosity,
 wonder, spontaneous delight 
or any experience -

- that reveals 
the human spirit.”
                   e. e. Cummings


Thank You
for sharing
Your Spirit!
                Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hawaii Voyaging Mural

A  L  O  H  A !
Setting Out on the Voyage

Friendly Dolphins

Arriving in the Land of Fire - HAWAII

Mural  Entire
Hawaii Convention Center

Linking to

Thank YOU
for voyaging by!
                    Fondly, cloudia

Morsel in the Glen

A  L  O  H  A !
" Anyone who keeps 
learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life
 is to keep your
 mind young.
                          Henry Ford

" Most of us remain 
strangers to ourselves, 
hiding who we are,
and ask other strangers, 
hiding who they are,
 to love us ... "
                Dr. Leo Buscaglia

" The supreme accomplishment 
is to blur the line 
between work and play. "
                 Arnold Toynbee


I love how we
put out our sharing
every day
like seed for the birds,
then YOU arrive
making it all
M A G I C!

Thank YOU
for being a

Saturday, July 25, 2015


A  L  O  H  A !
“ Few delights can equal 
the mere presence of
 one whom we 
trust utterly. ”
                  George MacDonald

Bath Time
"All things great 
are wound up with
 all things little." 
              L.M. Montgomery

"  There is fun 
wherever your
heart lives.” 
                    Criss Jami

Linking to

Thank YOU!
            Warmly, cloudia

Friday, July 24, 2015

Your Perfect Place

A  L  O  H  A !
" If I have learnt anything, 
it is that life forms
 no logical patterns. -

- It is haphazard and 
full of beauties which
 I try to catch
 as they fly by,
 for who knows
 whether any of them 
will ever return? "
                        Margot Fonteyn

I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise


Is there a 
Perfect Place to live?

That would differ 
for different folks.

A Laplander or Inuit
might hate jungles,
while a jungle woman
would freeze
in their world.

Do you love mountains?
Lakes? Deserts? 
The Sea?

The town of your birth,
or a place made 
just your own
far, far Away?

Town? Country?
Condo or ranch?

Do we need
People like us?
or perhaps a
foreign land?

For some a tiny
uninhabited isle
would be just
Perfectly Grand!

Name one thing
you love
about Your Home;
[And one you hate,
IF you dare.]

I'll start us off:
"Hawaii's uniqueness
Hawaii's uniqueness"
[for good and less-good]
Now YOUr turn!
                            Fondly, cloudia