Sunday, September 19, 2021

Better Times

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I don't think of
all the misery, but
of the beauty
that still remains.
     Anne Frank

Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything
out of your house, so that
new joy can find
space to enter.
It shakes the yellow leaves
from the bough
of your heart, so that
fresh, green leaves can grow
in their place. Whatever sorrow
shakes from your heart,
far better things will
take their place. Rumi

The Sorin Birds Caught My Eye in the
Morning Half-Light
The sōrin (相輪, lit. alternate rings)
is the vertical shaft (finial)
which tops a Japanese pagoda,
The sōrin of a wooden pagoda is
usually made of bronze .
             Wikipedia Link

Dialogue with a Buoy
Everybody has barriers
and obstacles. If you
look at them as hurdles
that strengthen you
each time you
go over one,
then you're going to
be a success.
Benjamin Carson


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Monday Murals


Mike said...

The sōrin is an interesting object. They can be on top of a building or stand-alone. It would be an interesting art object here in the US. In looking for more pictures of them I found one on top of a cellphone tower in Japan.

Teresa said...

Thanks for such an uplifting post today. I love the picture of Pixie dialoging with marine life.

Elephant's Child said...

The sorin is fascinating. Thank you. And, as you know, I consider Rumi to be a very wise man.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wonderful quotes, as always.
Nothing like sorrow to make one appreciate small moments of joy.

William Kendall said...

What has the attention of Lady Pixie?

RedPat said...

Love the Rumi quote - I'm going to keep it!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful full items, I love the Sorin, brilliant.

Cloudia said...

Such a pleasure, EACH of You!

Sami said...

Wonderful quote from Rumi, stunning sunset and a lovely mural. Thanks for contributing to Monday Murals Cloudia. Is that Pixie perched on that rail? Very brave cat 😀

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

If Anne Frank could find happiness in her hiding place, surely we can find it in our lives even in lock down. That is a great Rumi quote, too, and it goes nicely with that mural on that utility box.

rupam sarma said...

So nice quotes. Amazing pics.
Have a nice week ahead.

21 Wits said...

Thank you so very much Cloudia, Anne Frank and Rumi they are such blessings! Funny thing on Sunday as I got inside my car on a hot but breezy day at 4 in the afternoon, I saw that it was 91 degrees in September am I in Hawaii? Unbelievable weather for the moment. No worries it will be as Minnesota usually is soon enough. Enjoy your sunshine and keep sunny thoughts. Aloha.