Sunday, October 31, 2021

Everything is OK

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I'll bet that 90 percent
of the love that surrounds us
is dismissed or discounted -
the cup of tea a friend makes,
the letter from a faraway auntie.
The fact that no one feels
loved enough merely
proves my point.
   Laurie Fox

Stages Of Crepe Ginger

There would be hard times,
but what did I care
if we had hard times?

- The branches of my love
were wide, and they caught
the rain and the snow.
We would be okay,
the two of us together.
We would be okay.
   Carolyn Parkhurst

How MANY Green Lights?
An optimist is a person
who sees a green light

while a pessimist sees
only the red stoplight...
the truly wise person
is colorblind.
Albert Schweitzer

for an
to Pass

Somehow, always,
everything is okay
when it's just the
two of us alone
Nina Lane

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Laugh Last Laugh First

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

Leave your front door
and your back door open.
Allow your thoughts to
come and go.
Just don't
serve them tea.
   Shunryu Suzuki


1) You are stronger
than you think.

2) Your heart is bigger
than you know.

3) You have more in you
than you can see right now.

4) Your positivity is greater
than any negativity.

5) You are more
powerful & significant
than passing events.

I was looking forward
to having a halo.
It would make such a
convenient reading lamp.
   Dean Koontz

The Tiger they say,
cannot change her stripes.
But the Sky changes hers
at will
every moment!

Wait. What?

Pixie Remembers:
4 years in Northern California we relied on Fireplace!

Whenever it gets
a little cold in L.A.,
it gives me an excuse
to light my fireplace.
You could stare at
that joint for, like,
a cool two hours.
It's entrancing.
     Flying Lotus


Love You,
    Pixie & Cloudia

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Sunset Sunrise

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sunsets are so beautiful
that they almost seem as
if we were looking through
the gates of Heaven.
John Lubbock

Next time a sunrise
steals your breath
or a meadow of flowers
leave you speechless,
remain that way.
Say nothing,
and listen as Heaven
whispers, do you like it?
I did it just for you.
Max Lucado

Give me odorous
at sunrise
a garden of
beautiful flowers-

- where I can walk
Walt Whitman

Dawn Reflections

When I think about that sunrise
that I woke up to that morning,
I just feel like I got as close
to nowhere as I could get,
and found out that it was
more of a place than
anywhere I've been
in a long time.
      Hank Green

We can only appreciate
the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited
in the darkness.
Sapna Reddy

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Kingdom of Beauty & Love

A L O H A From Honolulu!

When life gives you Monday,
dip it in glitter
and sparkle all day.
    Ella Woodward

We who lived in concentration camps
can remember the ones who
walked through the huts
comforting others, giving away
their last piece of bread.
They may have been few in number,
but they offered sufficient proof
that everything can be taken...
but one thing: the last of
the human freedoms-
to choose one's attitude in
any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
Viktor Frankl
 Man's Search for Meaning

Pandanus tectorius is a species of Pandanus
that is native to Malesia, eastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
it grows in the coastal lowlands typically near the edge of the ocean.
Common names in English include thatch screwpine,
Tahitian screwpine, hala tree,
pandanus, and pu hala in Hawaiian.

I believe in Liberty for all:

the space to stretch their

arms and their souls,

the right to breathe and

the right to vote, the

freedom to choose their friends,

enjoy the sunshine, and

ride on the railroads,

uncursed by color;

- thinking, dreaming, working

as they will in a kingdom

of beauty and love

W. E. B. Du Bois

Six best doctors in the world:
1. The sun,
2. Rest,
3. Exercise,
4. Diet,
5. Self-respect
6. Friends.
7. Stick to them
at all stages of your life
and enjoy a healthy life.
      Charlie Chaplin

Love You,
   Cloudia & Pixie



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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Three Matters and a Fig Leaf

A L O H A From Honolulu!

A journey is a person in itself;
no two are alike. 
And all plans, safeguards,
policies and coercion
are fruitless...

...We find after years of struggle
that we do not take a trip;
a trip takes us.
John Steinbeck

Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species
of fig native to the Indian subcontinent
and Indochina that belongs to Moraceae,
the fig or mulberry family. It is also known
as the bodhi tree, pippala tree,
peepul tree, peepal tree, pipal tree,
or ashvattha tree.

In the end,
only three things matter:
how much you loved,
how gently you lived,
and how gracefully you
let go of things
not meant for you
  Jack Kornfield

When you look at things
from a different perspective
your thinking begins to change
but so often we see
things as problems
because we refuse to
change our perspective.
        Sope Agbelusi

Nothing is forever
in this world, not
even our problems.
    Charlie Chaplin  

Love You,
   Cloudia & Pixie

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

No Hidden Agendas

A L O H A From Honolulu!
If the ride is more fly,
then you must buy.
   Snoop Dogg

Watch a butterfly emerge
from a cocoon some time.
Before the liberation,
comes the discomfort."
    Amy Dickinson

I may never find
the thing I seek, but
maybe you will have
caught the spirit
of my dream.
Muriel Strode
My Little Book of Life, 1912

Ipomoea obscura,
the obscure morning glory
or small white morning glory, is
a species of the genus Ipomoea.
It is native to parts of Africa, Asia,
and certain Pacific Islands, and
it is present in other areas
as an introduced species.

Two things fill the mind with
ever-increasing wonder
and awe: the starry heavens
above me and the moral
law within me.
   Imanuel Kant

I just wanna keep being
proof that good people
with no hidden agendas
still exist in this world.
Tiffany Haddish

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

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