Monday, March 5, 2018

Best Advice Ever

A  L  O  H  A !
 Royal Hawaiian Hotel Art

"The hotel commenced operations on 
1 February 1927, with a black tie gala 
attended by over 1,200 guests, quickly 
becoming  an icon of Hawaii's glory days."

 Ki`i    [Link]

"The secret of genius 
is to carry the spirit 
of the child 
into old age. . .
never losing 
your enthusiasm."
           Aldous Huxley 

Local Guy with Dog

Best advice I ever got:
 treat children like adults 
and adults like children.

Linking to:


Half of the Pacific runs through my home. If I had stayed in Hawaii I would have been same same Cloudia, retired and at the end of a lot of stories.

 I would have been part of the community, of our small community anyway, and a kupuna* bearing memory and local stories & knowledge. 

But we came on an adventure. We started a new beginning, a new chapter. And that keeps you young, fresh and evolving. And not at the end yet. 

But just like people from Earth who make a home on the moon, I need to visit the home planet, to keep the connections fresh and real, not receding to memory. Then after some R&R I can come back to my exciting new adventure, still a Hawaii person in Marin, not a haole* snowbird who comes to Hawaii from time to time and sees only the outside face. I know where the family stay. 

Thank YOU
           Fondly, cloudia

*kupuna: Senior
*Haole: Foreigner, or light skinned person


biebkriebels said...

It is always nice to be able to returnn to your roots. Nice photos.

Charles Gramlich said...

Maintaining childlike excitement is tremendously important in adulthood for sure

Cloudia said...

Thanks both of you dears

Sami said...

Thanks for participating Cloudia. Nice hotel header.

Iris Flavia said...

I know it´s about murals, but to be honest, Local Guy with Dog made my day.
Seeing the world is a great adventure!

Teresa said...

Love the pictures of Hawaii and your musings on your life. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

William Kendall said...

The ki'i is particularly eye catching.

Tom said...


Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad that you could go home. And love your attitude to life.

Mike said...

I've spent 70 years collecting stuff. Now I need to get rid of it before my kids have to deal with it.

RedPat said...

A really nice post, Cloudia! ;-)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm glad you had a great visit, Cloudia!

The facade of the hotel is wonderful.

Linda said...

Love the decor! I had a Hawaiian beau once who called me haole girl.