Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Only Sane People -

- Are People You Don't Know That Well Yet

A  L  O  H  A !
 " If you think 
anyone is sane 
you just don't know
 enough about them. "
                                 Christopher Moore 

uncomfortable feeling, 
every pain, 
every moment 
stress and suffering 
is for your own
self-realization. "
                             Byron Katie

We all get overwhelmed
from time to time.
It's the Human Condition.

So many open questions,
so many hate-filled voices.
[they are really voices of fear]

Just holding & sharing 
Doesn't feel like
Doing Anything 
near Enough.

But it is.

[Refraining from blame,
from acting out,
changes the game]

What is near at hand,

Doesn't feel like much.

But I assure You
It Is.
                  Fondly, cloudia

Eloquent Fence

A  L  O  H  A !
" Why grab possessions like thieves,
 or divide them like socialists 
when you can ignore them 
like wise men? "
Natalie Clifford Barney

Crown, Pandas, Jewels. Who is TS?
The story of Hawaii
is composed of many
Stories, and chapters
 of Arrival.

In the mists of mythos
before the time of men
the little people,
the Menehune came.
Industrious, and one with nature,
they improved the isles
with fishponds [for aquaculture]
Walls, and terraces.

Some say they hide
in the hills to this day,
claiming even to 
have seen them!

The first human Hawaiians,
Polynesian voyagers
in sailing canoes,
lived an idyllic eden
that ended to some extent
with the second wave of 
Polynesian migration
bringing the KAPU [taboo]
system, and strict castes,
including wise [and fearsome]
holy men, and warriors.

Kamehameha of the Big Island
conquered all the main islands
[except Kauai, treaty]
in the years after 
western contact,
and built a strong nation
to weather colonial times.

 plantation workers from
China, Japan, Puerto Rico,
the Azores,
American business men,
plantations. . . . 
Ultimately wrested it all away
from Hawaiian sovereignty.

During the 70's & 80's
Japan was ascendant
and made it's mark
on Hawaii real estate.

it appears to be
the Chinese
buying mansions in Kahala
and waving the Panda
[with a crown, and emerald,
and a T S wreathed]

Don't you want to know
the story?
Who lives behind this fence?
[or more likely visits from time to time]
Where did they get their $$$$$$?

We'll never know them,
because they are behind
a gate.
Not a friendly, come on in
and set a spell
ranch fence.

That one looks electrified!

And then there's the 
language barrier.

{Teresa Translator,
when will you be here
for a visit?}

Linking to Good Fences

Thank YOU
for coming right in!
                   Fondly, cloudia