Sunday, February 6, 2022

Blue Ginger Plumeria

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Well Hello!
Oh I'm not a virus,
I'm an Anti-body!

Call for the grandest
of all earthly spectacles,
what is that? It is the
sun going to his rest.
   Thomas de Quincey *

Anything looked at closely
becomes wonderful.
   A. R. Ammons

A smile will gain you
ten more years of life.
Chinese Proverb

Sometimes the most
important thing in
a whole day is the
rest we take
between two
deep breaths.
   Etty Hilsum

Love You,
      Cloudia & Pixie


Monday Murals 

Nature Notes

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The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

*By his own testimony, De Quincey first used opium in 1804 to relieve his neuralgia; he used it for pleasure, but no more than weekly, through 1812. It was in 1813 that he first commenced daily usage, in response to illness and his grief over the death of Wordsworth's young daughter Catherine. During 1813–1819 his daily dose was very high, and resulted in the sufferings recounted in the final sections of his Confessions. For the rest of his life, his opium use fluctuated between extremes; he took "enormous doses" in 1843, but late in 1848 he went for 61 days with none at all. There are many theories surrounding the effects of opium on literary creation, and notably, his periods of low use were literarily unproductive.      Link