Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do You Know Me?

A  L  O  H  A !

" You'll never find 
peace of mind until 
you listen 
to your heart. "
                       George Michael

" To know 
what you prefer, 
instead of humbly 
saying "Amen" to 
what the world tells you 
you ought to prefer, 
is to keep your soul alive. "
                               Robert Louis Stevenson

" Let your heart guide you.  
It whispers, so 
listen carefully. "
                     Littlefoot's mother, 
                                   Land Before Time


What are the chains,
the roots, that bind us
to a place?

Where do the locals eat?
Do you have a
friend in the business?

Knowing where to go
and being known are 
a big part of belonging.
No one wants to be
the country mouse
in town for the first time.

Tell them I sent you,
mention my name.

It boils down, one way
or another to
We feel safe
when we know how
to get things done!

I gave away all that,
gave away technicolor
sunsets. . . . .
For something. . . .

Sometimes it feels
profoundly challenging.
I mean: who the heck
am I if I'm not
that Hawaii girl?

Today, I am going across
the magic portal
into the storied city:
San Francisco.

One thing I do know:
Walking in Chinatown
always grounds 
and heals me. Must
be all those lifetimes
lived in China.

I promise to snap
some photos!

Thank YOU!
Warmly, cloudia


TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your visit!

Small Kucing said...

Ahah....last lifetimes was from China? No wonder you are so well verse with Chinese stuffs :)

Jus teasing of the things that hinders ones from traveling far would be family ties/roots.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great light in that second shot.
Enjoy your trip!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can't wait to see your new surroundings Cloudia. You are so right, when you find a cafe where they know how you like your coffee without you saying.. you're home :)

Indrani said...

Great pics and have fun in your trip.
Stay safe!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, lovely images and quotes. The sky shot with the plane is awesome. Enjoy your visit to the city! Chinatown sounds like a fun time. Enjoy!

Charles Gramlich said...

Never been to San Fran. I'd like to go

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends

Teresa said...

Can't wait to see the photos of your trip. Enjoy!!!

William Kendall said...

Have fun in Chinatown!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Before you know it, Cloudia, you are in the middle of being the regular at the cafe, the market, the bank, and other places. :-)

Cloudia said...

Thanks so much each of you for your encouraging words

RedPat said...

Have fun in China Town! You will soon find many places "where everybody knows your name and ...." , Cloudia!

Elephant's Child said...

I like to fly under the radar. If I could be invisible (more invisible) I would.
Love that you are exploring, and feel confident you will soon be home.
Have fun in China Town.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great! Enjoy your trip to San Francisco!

Tom said...

I love the image with the jet.

magiceye said...

I await those photos :)

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends