Sunday, March 25, 2018

This Image Makes Me Think

A  L  O  H  A !
Waimanalo Hawaii

“One small crack 

does not mean that

you are broken, it 

means that you were 

put to the test and 

you didn’t fall apart.” 
   Linda Poindexter

A little understanding
changes what we see.

Banana is a big grass,
not a tree.

When the banana bunches are full. 
The plant completes it's cycle.
You cut the banana bunch,
And trample it to nurture the new growth. 
Only the root remains-
from which sprout new
banana "trees."

This is a semi-public space
in Waikiki frequented by the
homeless. This image makes
me think that someone
has Free Food 
from the land -
and to share!

“My life is shaped by

the urgent need to 

wander and observe, and 

my camera is my passport.”

          Steve McCurry

Linking to:
Monday Murals

Thank YOU
           Warmly, cloudia


Mike said...

I could do with a few less urgent needs.

Elephant's Child said...

Free food and sharing are both wonderful things.

Sandra said...

a beautiful post today. i love all 3 of the quotes and i did not know bananas are a grass. My dad raised bananas and my hubby does to, so have had banana grass most of my life and did not know the grass part.

Sandi said...

Homeless. In Hawaii. That shouldn't be. We are doing this wrong. I mean we as in the entire planet.

Cloudia said...

Wise comments, my dears!

Iris Flavia said...

Didn´t know about the grass!

RedPat said...

I didn't know about the grass either!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent first quote Cloudia and so true. I hope as the bananas fall there is someone in need of them waiting below ✨

William Kendall said...

A lovely mural!

Teresa said...

I love the quote and the banana grass-tree. Thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

You each bring happiness!!!!

Sami said...

I have a banana "tree" in my garden, now I know it's a grass.
That's sad that there are homeless people in Hawaii too.
Thanks for participating Cloudia.

Linda said...

Nice tropical images. I can relate to Steve McCurry's statement.