Monday, January 11, 2021


 A   L   O   H   A  !

For a long time

nothing but 



Then, subtly, a portal

seems to appear.

Yes. There it is. See it?

OK Enter

Blue Skies say:

"All Is Well."

To our eyes,

portals of the Soul,

that express and also

feed on beauty,

Like this sky

beckoning "Enter"

Invitation to a 

wondrous pink world

Torii have been around for centuries, though their true origin is shrouded in mystery. The word itself derives from phrases that mean "pass through and enter" and "bird perch" (in Japan, birds have a symbolic connection with death). The earliest toriis that still stand today were built as far back as the 12th century, but the structure's history stretches back to the Heian period in the 900s. 

Entrance to Waikiki

You must leave your ego 

on the doorstep before 

you enter love.

      Kamand Kojouri

Let my soul smile 

through my heart and

 my heart smile through 

my eyes, that I may 

scatter rich smiles 

in sad hearts.

       Paramahansa Yogananda


Love You,
        Pixie & Cloudia

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Teresa said...

Great mural! I love the way you've cropped the Pixie picture to make it seem like she's peering through a portal. Cool post with the torii.

Cloudia said...

Great Eye, T!

rupam sarma said...

Amazing pics.

Mike said...

That portal would have some people running for their lives.

William Kendall said...

A magical first shot.

Sami said...

Beautiful pink hibiscus.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Cloudia :)

RedPat said...

Interesting post, Cloudia!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That was a fascinating mural, Cloudia, but both the hibiscus and Pixie in close-up were fabulous.

Sandee said...

Wise words one and all.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hog.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Sandi said...

Oh, wow, Cloudia. That looks like a cross in the sky to me. It says look up. It says hope. Thanks.

DeniseinVA said...

Love these :)

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

LOVE all of these! Especially the Torii! Even though I live in an old mining town in BC Canada, we have quite a number around here from the Japanese who were interred here. They are such spiritual gateways!Thank You! Have a most wonderfully Happy Day!

judee said...

I enjoyed your photos and poems. Very uplifting thank you.