Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Secret Recipe Cool Head Warm Heart

A  L  O  H  A !
The year end brings no greater pleasure 
then the opportunity to express to you 
season's greetings and good wishes. 
May your holidays and new year 
be filled with joy.     
   Charles Dickens

Live vertically, not horizontally.
       Shannon L. Alder

Rise to the occasion which is life!
Virginia Euwer Wolff 

Hope smiles from the threshold 
of the year to come, 
Whispering 'it will be happier.
           Alfred Lord Tennyson

A year of ending and beginning, 
a year of loss and finding 
and all of you were with me 
through the storm. 
I drink your health, 
your wealth, your fortune 
for long years to come, 
and I hope for many more days 
in which we can gather like this.     
          C.J. Cherryh

From the bottom of my heart,
                              your friend, cloudia

Monday, December 30, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Hilton Rainbow Tower, 1968,
world's largest, tallest 
ceramic tile mosaic. Link

If a rainbow makes a sound, 
or a flower as it grows, that 
was the sound of her laughter.
       William P. Young

Kahanamoku Lagoon Link

If we take care of the moments, the 
years will take care of themselves.     
            Maria Edgeworth

For last year's words belong 
to last year's language and 
next year's words 
await another voice. 
And to make an end is 
to make a beginning.     
T.S. Eliot

Linking To

Love You,

Sunday, December 29, 2019

To Give Away

A  L  O  H  A !
Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist:
While you guys were arguing about 
whether the glass of water was 
half full or half empty, I drank it.
         The Opportunist

 It’s been an emotional day, 
even the cake is in tiers.

She sets the tone, 
and where her mind 
and heart goes, her 
home and marriage 
tend to follow.
    Ngina Otiende

"And what of the man?"
Egalitarians ask.
Long-married women smile quietly

H o n o l u l u 

Royal Hawaiian Reflections
Peace is not something you wish for, 
it is something you make, something you are, 
something you do, and 
something you give away.
           Robert Fulghum

Love You,

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Participants' Journey

A  L  O  H  A !
    Gabby Pahinui link
Speak truly, and each word of thine
Shall be a fruitful seed;
Live truly, and thy life shall be
A great and noble creed.
                     Horatius Bonar

A procession is a participants' journey, 
while a parade is a performance 
with an audience.
          Rebecca Solnit

To hope and dream is not 
to ignore the practical. 
It is to dress it in 
colors and rainbows.
           Anne Wilson Schaef

You attract what you are, 
not what you want. So if 
you want it then reflect it.
     Tony Gaskins



Love You,

Friday, December 27, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, 
but sometimes your smile can be 
the source of your joy.
         Thich Nhat Hanh

If you just want to make it through the day, 
that's what you get. You will have the 
satisfaction of just making it through your day. 
But if you dare to muse on more, 
more will find a way to you.

Souls love. That’s what souls do. 
Egos don’t, but souls do. 
Become a soul, look around, 
and you’ll be amazed-
all the beings around you 
are souls. Be one, see one. 
It’s one energy.
       Ram Dass

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Love You,

Thursday, December 26, 2019

View From 254 Miles High

A  L  O  H  A !
I like this spot in Waikiki and photo it a lot.

"I take my time. I want to be
myself. I don't deny myself in
the here and now. 

This is our
practice-we call it aimless-
ness. We don't put a goal in
front of ourselves and run after
it constantly. If we do, we'll be
running all our life and never
be happy. 

Happiness is possible
only when you stop running
and cherish the present
moment and who you are. Who
you are is already a wonder; you
don't need to be someone else.

You are a wonder of life."

            Thich Naht Hanh


Love You,

Promised View from 254 miles high:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Waikiki Wows and Walk

A  L  O  H  A !
Click On Photo To Activate the 'vast'
Look at the stars. It won't fix the economy. 
It won't stop wars. It won't give you flat abs, or 
even help you figure out your relationship. 
But it's important. It helps you to remember that 
you and your problems are both infinitesimally small 
and conversely, that you are a piece of 
an amazing and vast universe.
                   Kate Bartolotta

To me sometimes a mute sky 
is more expressive than 
the roaring sea.
           Munia Khan

In the inconceivably vast and humbling 
unknown called "everything", is 
a supreme inter-communication 
called, spirituality.
       Bryant McGill

Click Photo to See Dogs!

Find the love you seek, by first 
finding the love within yourself. 
Learn to rest in that place within you.
That is your true home.
   Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Love One Another"

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Last California Christmas

A  L  O  H  A !
Last Christmas:  Bare Trees Before Winter Skies

We're all just walking each other home.
Ram Das 

San Francisco Bay Rainbows allude to Hawaii 
far across the hills, valleys & sea

The quieter you become, 
the more you can hear.
   Ram Das

 Marin Hills Sundown

"I am the Spirit's janitor.... 
all I do is wipe the windows a bit, 
so you can see out for yourself."
                        Godfrey Chips - Lakota

Barman Blur @ San Rafael Joe's    Link

Here's To YOU
and to all we share!
To Your Health!



Love You,

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sunbathing at the Rainbow

A  L  O  H  A !
 Sunbathing at the Rainbow Tower 
(World's largest tile mural)

The mind is its own place, and 
in itself can make a heaven of hell, 
a hell of heaven.  
    John Milton


Dissolves fear.

A smile
Thins the veil
Between Heaven & Earth,
Between souls.


Love You,

Mele Kalikimaka!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Reveal Release ReBoot

A  L  O  H  A !
חנוכה סמיץ
Hanukkah Sameach! 
Happy Hanukkah!

The Festival of Lights reminds us,
that even in dark times,
light can miraculously overcome.

Merry Christmas Week!

Let us share the gifts
of familial love
with all.

 We are so accustomed to 
disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, 
we become disguised to ourselves.
             François de La Rochefoucauld 

You pass people on the street, 
some are for you, some are not.
 Robert Henri

Who is the person walking in front of you 
on the rain-drenched sidewalk?

He is covered with an umbrella, 
and all you can see is a dark coat and 
the shoes striking the puddles.

And yet this person is the 
hero of his own life story.

He is the love of someone’s life.

And what he can do may change the world.

Imagine being him for a moment.

And then continue on your own way.
                Vera Nazarian

Love You,