Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Soul Expanding - Tiny House

A  L  O  H  A !
My soul is expanding
into all this new space.

Hawaiian Islands,
all in all,
are small in small.

Wheels in wheels,
micro-climates of
Weather and

Surrounded by ocean
thoughts loom large;

The island visitor
appreciates it all against
the weight of snow.

But endless days of
familiar sights and ways
can begin to feel
like living in a maze.

I think my mental health
has taken a big leap
with this move.
Which is not to knock
Hawaii in ANY way.

It is the nature of islands
to be surrounded by 
water, In this case
miles and miles
of it.

The world has opened.
It's bigger than I 

Hawaii homes
are small homes.
To spread into this space
after boat living,
shack living,
Waikiki apartment
There are no words
for my awe at
a driveway,
and rooms!

No wonder that
I'm amused by
the Tiny House trend;
You might say I've
lived it my friend!

So before you move
into your crackerjack palace
with your one pair of shoes
and kitchen a foot away
from the loo,
Realize one thing:
goldfish grow to
fit the container
they inhabit.

I'm getting big!
I'm a whopper!
Let's drive 50 miles
as obsessed holiday

I may have left
part of my heart
in Hawaii,
but I'm finding parts
I had all but forgotten.

Here's to HEALTH!

To You & Me
and Those That We Love.
Replacing thoughts of worry
with joy in the bounties
from above.

Love You, Man
                 Fondly, cloudia


Halcyon said...

As someone who has moved around quite a bit, I definitely hear the truth in growing to fit the space you have. Glad to hear that you're adjusting well. Where are you now?

Nancy Chan said...

The world is a beautiful place and it is a matter of adjusting to the surrounding. Good health to you, Cloudia and have a beautiful day!

Elephant's Child said...

Hugs. And smiles.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool, cloudia.

Indrani said...

Wish you a happy stay!
Cool pics.

ANITA said...

Those Palms looks lovely Cloudia!WishI was there:))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now listen here mon ami.. Most people downsize as they grow older, trust you to grow bigger :) A leap into different waters now and then is good for the soul :)

Karen S. said...

Absolutely, here's to health! I'm in awe of your new beginnings. I just adore the kitty in the window view! Enjoy every second with eyes wide open!

EG CameraGirl said...

You do sounds extremely happy, proof that some changes can invigorate the soul.

Cloudia said...

Marin County, California

THANKS SO MUCH for YOUR Support!!!

Teresa said...

Love this study in contrasts! But a 50 pound goldfish sounds like something from Dr. Seuss.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've read a lot about the Isle's evolutionary history. SO many different habitats and niches.

LOLfromPasa said...

It is all going so well for you and you still near the ocean. Something I rather miss here in Coventry. Love reading how it is all going for you.

William Kendall said...

The moon shot is my favourite... but that kitty is a cute one!

Cloudia said...


Thanks dear pals!

Cloudia said...

Marin county California

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I can feel/hear/see everything about you expanding to your space. Very cool!