Monday, January 31, 2022

Vanished Art: This Face

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

In a world
full of
temporary things
you are
a perpetual
Sanober Khan

This face
has been effaced.
Only temporary, 
she swam on a 
Construction Fence
about a decade ago.
Never meant to endure,
she looks at you,
saved by street photography.
I remember meeting her.
The world was different and
so was I.

For it is up to you and me
to take solace
in nostalgia's arms
and our ability
to create
the everlasting
fleeting moments.
        Sanober Khan

One clear moment,
one of trance
One missed step,
one perfect dance
One missed shot,
one and only chance
Life is all...but
one fleeting glance.
        Sanober Khan 


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


*Sanober Khan is a Mumbai-based poet and freelance writer.  Link 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

There May Wait

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The crown of life is
neither happiness nor
annihilation it is
   Winifred Holtby 

Your Mother was
A Hamster
and you Father
Smelled of elder
  John Cleese

Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain.
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own
All surrounded by the bright blue sea.
                    Margaret Wise Brown

Still round the corner 
there may wait, A new
 road or a secret gate.
J. R. R. Tolkien

What's the one thing
I need to know today? 
  Helen I. Stewart 
  Business & Science Intuitive Consultant


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Light Feels Right

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Small lights have
a way of being seen
in a dark world.
Neal A. Maxwell

You don’t have to
be a people-pleaser,
just a people-lover.
Beth Moore

Nothing can dim the
light that shines
from within.
 Maya Angelou

The world is so empty
if one thinks only of
mountains, rivers & cities;
but to know someone who
thinks & feels with us,
& who, though distant,
is close to us in spirit,
this makes the earth for
us an inhabited garden.

Daily Work Continues

Only once you’ve [literally]
climbed a mountain in
the rain and cold
can you truly
enjoy your dinner.
Helen Russel

Stars don’t shine
because they want
to be seen.
They shine because
they are stars.

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


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Friday, January 28, 2022

Afternoon Aftermath

A L O H A From Honolulu!
All the technique
in the world doesn’t
compensate for the
inability to notice.
    Elliott Erwitt

One joy scatters
a hundred griefs.
   Chinese proverb

Ahu is a Hawaiian altar,
shrine, or cairn
utilized for spiritual
and ceremonial purposes
in both the past and
the present...
Modern ahu are considered
as authentic as the
ancient structures,
being part of a
living Hawaiian culture that
still continues today.

Honolulu is many dialogues.
Here a 19th century wall
in a city park, and
her 20th century neighbor
enjoy the trees and hushed
traffic from Beretania St.

Age is frequently beautiful,
wisdom appearing like
an aftermath.
Benjamin Disraeli

My life is a roller coaster
on golden wheels;
I am glad for
the perfect moments.
Daniel Derrick Mwesigye 

Love You,
   Pixie & Cloudia



Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fresh Hope

A L O H A From Honolulu!

means a time of
from despair (Noun)
and to have
    Fresh Hopes again. (Verb)
Circa 1525

are a lineage of perennial
forest grasses (Poaceae)
endemic to every continent
except Europe and Antarctica.
They comprise 115 genera and approximately 1450 species
of bamboos.

If we had no winter,
the spring would not
be so pleasant: if
we did not sometimes
taste of adversity,
prosperity would not
be so welcome.
  Ann Bradstreet 

Love tickles
parts of you that,
prior to its influence,
you didn't even
know could feel.
Richelle E. Goodrich

To improve your life:
pay your irritability
no mind. Consider it
a prompt to do or say
something nice instead.

Dolce far niente!
The sweetness
of doing nothing.

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Just This

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Walking through
darkness with
thoughts full of colors.
   Prajakta Mhadnak

I function the best
when I don't distinguish
between work and play.
 Cristina Saralegui

People talk about
entering nirvana, but
we are already there.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Play like a child
and keep the
inner idiots alive.
   Elvis Costello

There is no need to run,
strive, search or struggle.
Just be. Just being
in the moment in
this place is the
deepest practice
of meditation.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie