Tuesday, November 1, 2016

One Year

A  L  O  H  A !
Bird of Paradise Growing in Marin
"Every day of 
your life is 
page of 
your history." 
            Arabian Proverb

“The Greek word for 
"return" is nostos. 
Algos means "suffering." 
So nostalgia is the 
suffering caused by an 
unappeased yearning 
to return.” 
             Milan Kundera

"Magic is believing 
in yourself, if 
you can do that, 
you can make 
anything happen." 
             Foka Gomez


One year ago

We got on a plane
at Honolulu
[after 30 years]
and flew to the 
San Francisco
Bay Area.

They say it takes
one year to 
feel at home.

So now I'm a
Hawaii girl
at home in 

Or something. . . 

Do I long for Hawaii?
How can I when it is
such a part of me!
Thank YOU
for being part of it all!
                        Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

I hope that Marin finds its way into your heart and bloodstream too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful images. I love your cute Pixie and the last rainbow shot. The past year has flown by! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Marleen said...

Beautiful exotic flower!

biebkriebels said...

Glad you feel at home in you new hometown now.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It is a nice feeling when one's new home begins to actually feel like "home"

Teresa said...

Happy 1 year anniversary!

William Kendall said...

Pixie certainly seems at home!

Cloudia said...

Thanks very much Friends 🎈

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You can take the girl out of Hawaii but you can't take Hawaii out of the girl! I felt that for such a long time after we left Africa 😊

Mike said...

So were you born in Hawaii?

RedPat said...

I'm glad that you are happy with the move, Cloudia! ;-)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You managed to move to two wonderful places with lovely, photogenic surroundings. Great choices!

Maggid said...

I was just wondering about that - REALLY! I was riding home from story time today - wondering how long it had been and if you are doing okay . . and - here's your post.

I like your idea . . . kinda "where ever you go - there you are" . .

The thing is - you offer so much love, welcome and comfort to us . . . with all my heart i hope it feels happy - and it's workin' out good for you . . .

this matters to me.

sending love,

magiceye said...

Loved your thoughts and images

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Karen S. said...

Aloha sweet Cloudia, inspiring quotes and a double win, Pixie and my favorite flower, (it's like almost human as they smile for us) thank you!