Monday, February 15, 2021

Hocus Focus Awaiting the Crocus

 A   L   O   H   A  !

Being original doesn’t

require being first.

It just means being

different and better.

              Adam M. Grant

Each moment of

a happy lover's hour is 

worth an age of dull 

and common life. 

Aphra Behn

We are always whirling in

the trance of deficiency 

in which we equate 

being alone with loneliness, 

restraint with deprivation, 

being silent with 

being empty. 

I get seduced by the promise 

of adding yet another 

ornament to the tree

of myself and forget to pay 

attention to the

 heavenly invisibles.

Geneen Roth

Be soft. Do not let the 

world make you hard. 

Do not let the pain 

make you hate. Do not 

let the bitterness steal 

your sweetness. 

Take pride that even 

though the rest of the 

world may disagree, you 

still believe it to be 

a beautiful place.

     Iain S. Thomas

Don't pretend to be 

what you're not, instead, 

pretend to what you 

want to be, it is not 

pretense, it is a journey 

to self realization.

Michael Bassey Johnson


We Love YOU,

                         Pixie & Cloudia

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Teresa said...

What a splendiforous mural!! Is that another construction wall, or is it somewhere in Honolulu Chinatown? Pixie looks lovely, too, as she imagines herself into becoming a lioness of distinction. That way you can have your own lion dancing at home.

Elephant's Child said...

The world IS a beautiful place. For which I am very, very grateful.

Cloudia said...

The mural is from my rambles in SF Chinatown! Love you pals

Mike said...

I'm better at being different.
And then I noticed the nice young girl next to the sign that says 'any time'. Nice.

Sami said...

Fabulous mural Cloudia, so much colour.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is a fabulous and really colorful mural. It's a rainbow of gorgeous colors and happiness.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures and lovely quotes.

RedPat said...

I'm always uplifted by your posts!

Cloudia said...

Jolly Party!

Sandee said...

Love all the quotes and especially the last one. Spot on.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

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

Terrific photos (we especially loved Pixie) And wonderful qoutes. We love your posts. You are AWESOME! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful quotes, Amazing clicks.

William Kendall said...

Peekaboo, Pixie!

NCSue said...

Love the quotes, and the pix.
Thank you for sharing at

Kathe W. said...

The quote from Iaian Thomas is my favorite and Pixie is a doll!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do still believe the world is a beautiful place 💜 Stunner of a mural Cloudia ✨

Linda said...

That's a great mural!