Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Light Play

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"Lucky"

“Normal people don’t know how 

lucky—how blessed—they are.” 
                       
                    Darren Shan










“We are lucky because 
we still have a 
magnificent temple called 
nature where we can 
find peace of mind!” 
                 Mehmet Murat ildan















Intimations of October

"This was one of those perfect 
New England days in late summer 
where the spirit of autumn takes 
a first stealing flight, like a spy, 
through the ripening country-side, "
                           Sarah Orne Jewett



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Russian River Sign

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Guerneville California 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

No Less

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"Look at the sky. 

We are not alone. -













-The whole universe 

is friendly to us and -












- conspires only to give -










- the best to those 

who dream and work."
                            A. P. J. Abdul Kalam













"For age is opportunity no less 
Than youth itself, though in another dress, 
And as the evening twilight fades away 
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. "
                          Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday Thoreau

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"Removing toxic people 
from your life
 is like breathing 
fresh air while
 walking alongside 
of the ocean." 
                              Marala Scott












"To affect the 
quality of the day, 
that is the 
highest of arts." 
                                    Henry David Thoreau 







"A lake is a landscape's 
most beautiful and 
expressive feature.
It is Earth's eye; 
looking into which
 the beholder measures the 
depth of his own nature."
              Henry David Thoreau




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What an influence
Thoreau had on me
when very young!

My first philosopher.
Making my solitude
and love of nature
a font of virtues.

Then he taught me
to put my thoughts
into words,
to be a writer.

Did you have such
an influence yourself
at a young age?
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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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South King St. Honolulu







Sunday, August 28, 2016

August Light

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"One of these mornin's
You're gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread your wings
And take to the sky"
                       George Gershwin &
                           Dubose Heyward, 
                                           Porgy and Bess  











"Do not anticipate trouble 
or worry about what 
may never happen. 
Keep in the sunlight."
                           Benjamin Franklin














“Bad things can happen, 
and often do--
but they only take up a
few pages of your story; 
and anyone can 
survive a few pages.” 
                     James A. Owen

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Revoke Those Permissions

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"Our greatest strength lies 
in the gentleness and
 tenderness of our Heart.” 
                           Rumi 















"Be with those who 

help your being."
                                Rumi















"You only live once, 
but if you do it right, 
once is enough." 
                 Mae West



Once upon a time
in your life,
certain behaviors
[let's call them 'symptoms']
presented themselves to you.

Would you like to respond
with Anger in this situation?

Do you choose fear,
or despair?

Sarcasm?

And we gave them permission,
invited them in. We tried them on.
And they became 'our' way.

I've been noticing:
'Here's where fear begins'
and watching how
that moment Before
Anger [or saying something
dumb] presents a choice
- everytime - to
which we long ago
gave permission:
'Yes, I'll get angry!'
'Yes I'll say that
marginal thing.'

It became a habit
that some call
'Personality'.

But what if we
revoke those permission?

What could come of that?!

When I find I'm irritated,
or about to make some
flippant remark I'll regret.

I tell myself:
"I revoke those permissions."

Just like on your mobile device:
Those apps are deactivated.
Your permission 
has been revoked.

And you know what?
It's working!

I revoked those permissions.
And do not click "Accept"
when they present themselves.

Who KNOWS what could 
come of THIS!

            Bumpy Bump Bump
Down the funny trail. . . .  



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Sky Fire On Water

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Green Black and White

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Mahogany, Ebony, Ivory

"The only person I ever 
want to be better than; 
is the person I 
was yesterday." 
              William Chapman












Little Green Heron  [ i love thee]

"Never say anything
 about yourself 
you do not want 
to come true."  
                          Brian Tracy 









Black Crowned Night Heron

"Adopt the pace of nature: 
her secret is patience."

                    Ralph Waldo Emerson









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Thursday, August 25, 2016

In A Reverie

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"Sit in reverie and watch 
the changing color of
 the waves that break 
upon the idle seashore 
of the mind."
            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow









"Thought is the labor 
of the intellect,
reverie is its pleasure."
                     Victor Hugo


"Any creation of art 
is conceived and born 
under influences, amidst the 
atmosphere of reverie. . . "
Emile Galle










"Do anything rather than 
give yourself to reverie." 
                William Ellery Channing
                 [William Ellery Channing was the foremost 
                 Unitarian preacher in the United States 
               in the early nineteenth century] 



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Some people
like to travel by car.

Others prefer
to walk.

I like to move about
in a reverie,
relaxed open awareness,
floating
that's me!

.

In a reverie
that's where I want to be.
Wrapped in a tingle
vibrating with the woof and wingle.
All life's wisdom do I possess.
Now if I could only
choose the right dress.

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drifting with
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hobo Tramp and Bum

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"Enlightenment must come 
little by little - otherwise 
it would overwhelm." 
                                Idries Shah











"Life is not about how 
to make others happy, 
Life is about how you 
share your happiness 
with others" 
                                 Chinese Proverb









I tried to 

catch some fog... 

I mist!



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A Hobo is a migratory worker 
of great pride and skills
 who rides the rails from harvest to harvest,
The term  probably originated in the
 Northwestern United States 
[where they work the apple harvest] 
around 1890. 

The Tramp" walks ['tramps'] everywhere, 
works only when absolutely forced to.

Bums never work. 
They survive on the largess
of their fellow citizens and 
of the system they disdain.

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for Migrating Here!
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! BONUS !

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Compromise But Stay On Course

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"Always remember that 
you are 
absolutely unique. -














- Just like 
everyone else."
                  Margaret Mead













"Lasting change is a 
series of compromises. 
And compromise 
is all right, as 
long your values 
don't change.
                                 Jane Goodall


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