Saturday, February 29, 2020


A    L    O    H    A   !
No matter how long the winter, 
spring is sure to follow.

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
        Thomas Blackburn

Science has never drummed up 
quite as effective a tranquilizing agent
as a sunny spring day.
W. Earl Hall

In Spring, everything is full of promise.... 
The child sporting upon the lawn, and 
the season, sympathize together, and 
nature rejoices in her virgin loveliness.
            Charles Lanman, 
                 "The Dying Year," 1840

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Answering Passion

A   L   O   H   A  !
Right now, someone you haven’t met is 
out there wondering what it would be like 
to meet someone like you.

We need old friends to help us grow old 
and new friends to help us stay young.
         Letty Cottin Pogrebin

There is an energy field between humans. 
And, when we reach out in passion, 
it is met with an answering passion 
and changes the relationship forever.
        Rollo May

Reflecting on Northern California Memories
“Love is the only force capable of 
transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need not think alike to love alike.
Francis David

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Just The Way You Are

A   L   O   H   A  !
Come walk with me around Honolulu's
 McCully/Waikiki Neighborhood- link
You've made this day a special day, 
by just your being you. There's 
no person in the whole world like you, 
and I like you just the way you are.
              Fred Rogers

Be grateful for luck. 
Pay the thunder no mind - 
listen to the birds. 
And don't hate nobody.
       Eubie Blake

I never approve, or disapprove, 
of anything now. 
It is an absurd attitude 
to take towards life. 
We are not sent into the world to 
air our moral prejudices.  
            Oscar Wilde

If you can spend a perfectly 
useless afternoon, in a 
perfectly useless manner, 
you have learned how to live.
         Lin Yutang

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Simple But Easy

A    L    O    H    A  !
Don't keep searching for the truth, 
just let go of your opinions.

See if there is not some place 
where you may invest your humanity.
Albert Schweitzer

Tension is who you think 
you should be. 
Relaxation is who you are. 
       Chinese Proverb

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Able To Interpret

A    L    O    H    A  !
I like the small clouds dancing
below the giant one here,
the mother ship.
Dusk In Honolulu.

Dark Dragon chases 
a tasty morsel!

Blessed are they who see 
beautiful things in humble places 
where other people see nothing.
Everything is beautiful, all that 
matters is to be able to interpret. 
             Camille Pissarro

I found this immature coconut
tucked on a ledge at the 
Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor
in Waikiki; Painted to bring out
the creature someone saw.
How long did the waters shape it?
Arctic Seal? Fox?

Leaves and bark, leaves and bark,
To lean against and hear in the dark. ...

Robert Frost 

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Street Photos

A    L    O    H    A  !
Photography is what 
emotions look like.
     Jon Luvelli

I always thought of photography 
as a naughty thing to do - 
that was one of my favourite things about it, 
and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
                 Diane Arbus

Don’t shoot what it looks like. 
Shoot what it feels like.
     David Alan Harvey

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. . . I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
          Elliott Erwin 

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

A Simple Ancient Hack

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

 A smile remains the most inexpensive gift 
you can bestow on anyone and 
yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.
      Og Mandino

Smiling is definitely one of 
the best beauty remedies.
 If you have a good sense of humor and 
a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
              Rashida Jones

Because of your smile, 
you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Share your smile with the world. 
It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.
Christie Brinkley

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make us feel happy.

It's really that simple.

They are released 
when you smile, 
triggered by the movements 
of facial muscles. 

This makes us feel happy, and
measurably lowers stress. 

Even a "fake" smile (or laugh!) 
triggers our brain in this way. 

Tell your brain
that you are happy
and it also believes that!

Why not trick yourself 
to your own benefit, 
mentally AND physically?

It will not be only
to your own benefit
I promise! 

When you smile
people treat you
This is proven.

It is a gift 
you give to others
and to yourself.

Life responds to
the generous.

Thank YOU
For sharing here!
                  Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Heaven Eyes Over Hawaii

A    L    O    H    A  !
Only in a place like this do earth and sky 
come together in such a way that 
they bridge into one, and in such a place 
a person could put up her arms 
and find herself in heaven.
          Laura Pritchett

Nature, time and patience are 
the three great physicians. 
        Chinese proverb

When we look up, it widens our horizons. 
We see what a little speck we are in the universe, 
so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously
but in the sky, there are no boundaries. 
No differences of caste or religion or race.
                             Julia Gregson

Birds were created to record everything.
 They were not designed just to be 
beautiful jewels in the sky, but 
to serve as the eyes of heaven.
               Suzy Kassem

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