Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We Flock

A  L  O  H  A !
 Everyone  thinks that his 
own geese are swans.
             Danish Proverb

 Together, we form 
a necessary paradox; 
not a senseless 
                  Criss Jami

My own feeling is we 
need more compassion, 
we need more empathy, 
we need more togetherness, 
in terms of working together. 
                   Cindy McCain

I like to prowl ordinary places.
I feel sorry for us all 
or glad for us all
caught alive together and 
awkward in that way.
           Charles Bukowski

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Just remember:
A silly goose
may be a
swan in disguise!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Green Feather Green Stone

A  L  O  H  A !

Have you ever observed a humming-bird 
moving about in an aërial dance 
among the flowers — 
a living prismatic gem 
that changes its colour 
with every change of position… 
it is a creature of such 
fairy-like loveliness as to 
mock all description. 
                     W. H. Hudson, Green Mansions:
A Romance of the Tropical Forest, 1916

San Francisco Chinatown
For instance, dragons are 
deeply revered by the Chinese. 
According to legend they have 
megapowers that include weather control 
and life creation. And they’re seen 
as kind, benevolent creatures. 
                                Jennifer Rardin

A good roof protector!

Hummingbird beams 
enjoyment of life, 
dances the lightness of being. 
Enjoy life's sweetness,
find the shaft of light,
share the ruby you carry,
rest when it is time.

                  Fondly, cloudia

Monday, July 29, 2019

In This Case

A  L  O  H  A !
 We walk around fighting 
over our clashing illusions. 
Let's WAKE together instead!

 The glories of life are
 far beyond my little fears!

When a dog
bays at the moon,
there are not
"two sides".

There is a dog
and there is
The Moon.

We love dogs.

But in this case
Be The Moon!

 Me & You

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Monday Murals
Our World Tuesday

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Live Thrill

A  L  O  H  A !
If we could get as focused on 
our ideals and aspirations
as we are about what annoys us, 

we would find ourselves
experiencing those ideals, 
seeing them reflected back
To us from everywhere! 

 Live the thrill of your 
highest aspirations!

Saturday, July 27, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Diversity has been written into 
the DNA of American life; 
any institution that lacks 
a rainbow array has come to 
seem diminished, if not diseased. 
              Joe Klein

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& Kumu Hina link

We're here for a reason. 
I believe a bit of the reason 
is to throw little torches out to 
lead people through the dark.
           Whoopi Goldberg

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

                   Fondly, cloudia

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Underway In Progress

A  L  O  H  A !
I have always wanted to know 
what was real, 
how things really are, 
and what matters. 

Now that I have had the privilege 
of living over half a century, 
I realize that this is the time 
to fully be the person, friend, 
and influence, that I have been 
in training my whole life to become. 
I invite you to join me. 

It's easy to win an argument, 
lob a remark like a hand grenade, 
and then retreat to the comfort 
of familiar prejudices. 
It is much harder to reach out 
in sincerity to your neighbor 
and find solutions. 
Just reaching is 
the first step. 
I invite you to join me.

 Handle the most 
important things in life 
like people's feelings 
with the lightest touch.

Don't Forget
To look up!


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Your Choice

A  L  O  H  A !
You call the heaven 
you hope for, 
or create the hell 
you fear.

Let your feelings
be your guide,
not your god.

This world is not realities yard stick but 
it's testing ground and playground. 
Truth is expansive and never ending. 
Life is a test tube of many experiments. 
And when the experiments are over 
Truth reigns once again over all

You're going along. You're 
doing emotionally great. 
Then a tiny thought or anxiety 
presents itself at the gate. 
Stay calm. 
Don't be like the elephant 
that runs up a tree because it's 
cartoonishly afraid of a mouse. 
Reframe how you feel about 
that tiny negative thought. 
Perhaps it is only come to 
press its nose up against 
the window of your party. 
Perhaps it is showing itself 
to remind you of the importance 
of the great mood you're in, 
and re-doubling your commitment 
to staying in a high vibration. 
None of this by force, 
but by CHOICE! 
The most powerful force 
in the universe. 
That little negative thought is 
asking you if you want to play. 
Don't engage, don't get upset.
 Thank it for the invitation 
and send it on its way with love.

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Global Weekly Skywatch

Ah, So Good of You
to Visit!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Courage To Listen Not Defend

A  L  O  H  A !

 Do you want to be "right" 
or be effective?  

You can be technically correct, 
but the person you argue with 
is telling you something valuable.  

They are telling you what is 
Emotionally True to them, 
what matters most to them.  

They are telling you exactly 
what you need to understand, 
in order to forge an agreement.

Can we even really hear 
each other anymore?

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Dwelling on the negative 
simply contributes 
to its power.
      Shirley MacLaine

We awaken in others 
the same attitude 
of mind we hold 
toward them.
      Elbert Hubbard

If we look at the world 
with a love of life, 
the world will reveal 
its beauty to us. 
      Daisaku Ikeda 

Linking To
Our World Tuesday

Beauty To US!