Monday, October 25, 2021

Fine But

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Being positive doesn't mean
you ignore reality.
It means you maintain
hope, optimism and
faith in order to create
a better reality. Jon Gordon 

If you're lonely
when you're alone,
you're in bad company.

It was only a sunny smile,
and little it cost in the giving,
but like morning light
it scattered the night
and made the day worth living.
      F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pandemic Paradise
After an awful September,
Hawaii infections are low again.
Masks remain, but we are all feeling relief.
Parents watched their kids play
High School sports
in person this weekend. And
University of Hawaii football hosted
fans at the stadium for the
first time this season - or last.
Tourists will return as the Governor
welcomes them back. And winter.
As elsewhere, employers are having trouble
with staffing. How nice that workers
have a bit of power now!

Exotic Hibiscus

Sumo Wrestler Surfing among Sakura [Cherry Blossoms]
with an Origami Crane
at his shoulder for luck.
Holding  a  Spam Musubi
for Snacking!

Solitude is fine but
you need someone to tell
that solitude is fine.
   Honoré de Balzac

Love You,
   Cloudia & Pixie


Monday Murals

Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday


Elephant's Child said...

I am much less likely to feel lonely when I am alone than when I am in company.

Mike said...

@Sue - Yep.

And it is nice that workers have a little power. But you know who's going to get the blame when prices start going up for no reason except corporate greed.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful clicks

Sami said...

Lovely to hear Hawaii is opening up. We too face a shortage of qualified staff and hospitality staff too.
That exotic hibiscus is beautiful!
The mural is lovely too, thanks for participating in Monday Murals Cloudia.

The Padre said...

Dreamy Photos - Happy Monday


RedPat said...

Wonderful words today! Pixie is looking quite regal!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am alone about 95% of the time and I am never lonely. I have my own "Pixies" to keep me company. I really like that mural. It looks like it is quite large, Cloudia.

That's also a really, really great take on T for Tuesday, too. Unusual is always more fun for me, Thanks for sharing this with us for T this week, dear.

Sandee said...

All beautiful and I'm never lonely. I'm happy about that.

Love seeing Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

William Kendall said...

Pixie is looking quite comfy.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good thing it's settling down with COVID. Here, as well.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Tha Satre quote is interesting - he also said "Hell is other people" so it all sort of ties in. I love the Fitzgerald one too. Good finds. Glad your numbers are down I think it's probably smart to keep sticking with the masks for awhile until this whole thing goes away. It's a pain but little intrusion to be able to keep going out and about.

Denton said...

funny mural .. Sumo Wrestler Surfing .. with spam :)

Caro G said...

I enjoy my own company in solitude. Never mind the naysayers who are afraid that solitude is fearful lonliness. Love the surfing sumo wrestler juggling a spam snack.
Love the flowers- they are like smiles that can change a person's day & attitude.

NCSue said...

Thanks Cloudia! Appreciate you sharing at