Saturday, May 15, 2021

Even In The Thick

A L O H A From Honolulu!

A basket of ripe fruit is 

holier than any prayer book. 

     Marty Rubin

Tabebuia aurea - Pay Phone still in Your Town?

Learning to ignore things is 

one of the great paths 

to inner peace.

        Robert J. Sawyer

All fruit grows 

through abiding, 

not striving. 

Bill Johnson

To bear trials with a calm mind 

robs misfortune of its 

strength and burden.


The measure of wisdom is 

how calm you are when 

facing any given situation.

          Naval Ravikant


Life and the world
are an arena of

Complete resolution
of everything
is not meant to be
for now.

But resolution and rest
can be yours
even in the thick of it.

Minute to minute,
walk in peace.

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

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Note: The outdoor cat above may well be Pixie's cousin, as Islands are insular, and cats are prime colonizers. Cute ones, but tell that to the indigenous birds! Hawaii has no wild turkeys. Even before the cats got here!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Rose Hearted

A L O H A From Honolulu!

If you only walk 

on sunny days 

you'll never reach 

your destination. 

    Paulo Coelho

Sound body, serene mind,

smiling face and sensible

society is enough to live

a satisfying social life.

Amit Kalantri

Whenever you are pensive. 

Just calm your heart 

and your mind. That's 

the only way out. 

   Aaditya Ranjan Shrivastava

Deep down there is 

a  rose in 

every heart. 

Amit Ray

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Thursday, May 13, 2021


 A L O H A From Honolulu!

A fresh mind keeps 

the body fresh. 

Take in the ideas of the day, 

drain off those of yesterday. 

As to the morrow, time enough 

to consider it when 

it becomes today. 

    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

This is the first,

the wildest and the wisest

thing I know: that the

soul exists and is built

entirely out of attentiveness.

Mary Oliver

Humility is really important 

because it keeps you 

fresh and new.

        Steven Tyler

One new feature 

or fresh take can 

change everything. 

Neil Young


Love You,
          Cloudia & Pixie

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021


A L O H A From Honolulu!
(FUHT-less) Adj. 

is Hawaiian Pidgin for 

bored, frustrated, confused, 

unsure of what to do next. 

Literally without fart.

Whatever you focus 

your attention on 

will become important 

to you even if 

it's unimportant.

Sonya Parker

Very little is needed 

to make a happy life; 

it is all within yourself, 

in your way of thinking. 

  Marcus Aurelius

 Only as one is willing 

to give up present 

limitations and identity 

can one become that 

which one desires 

to be.

   Neville Goddard

The smallest feline 

is a masterpiece.

Leonardo da Vinci


It is so self evident
yet strangely shocking
to reflect on these
unprecedented times.

Normal is gone and buried.
Even as we simulate
and try to resurrect it.

So, fellow creatures of habit.
What do we do now?

No one knows.

Admitting that is important,
bringing a weird relief.

One sways between
joy in small returns,
and awful recognition
that things, that we,
will never be as we were.

What sprouts ahead is
unknown but worth it.

We made it,
you and I.

Wiser. Resigned.

Glad to see you here
on the other side.
Go gently.

"[In the aftermath of death] 

Small talk feels too small, 

big talk too enormous."

Anna Quindlen

Love You,
     Pixie & Cloudia

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Gifts Of 2020

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Heartache purged

layers of baggage

I didn’t know I carried.

Gifts hide under the

layers of grief.

Shauna L Hoey

I Love Motorcycles & Those Who Ride
From The Bottom of my Lumpy Cloud Heart

You can either

ride the wave or

suck the surf.

Joe Caruso

I am still learning. 


Age 87 in 1562

You ride out the downturn

and you're usually

rewarded in the end.

John Buckingham


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Waikiki Visitors Are Back

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Remember even though

the outside world

might be raining, if you

keep on smiling the sun

will soon show its face and

smile back at you.

Anna Lee

Hang on to your 

youthful enthusiasms 

you'll be able to use them 

better when you're older.


You've got to think lucky. 

If you fall into a mudhole, 

check your back pocket - 

you might have caught a fish.

     Darrell Royal

What could be more beautiful 

than a dear old lady 

growing wise with age? 

Every age can be enchanting, 

provided you live within it. 

    Brigitte Bardot

Some people talk to animals. 

Not many listen though.

That's the problem.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia