Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Infinitely Healing Repeated Refrains

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Light Will Find a Way

What we cannot control,
we must endure. And
enduring, we overcome.
Hold your ground of Heaven.
Live the Laws of Love.
Whatever happens, keep
in light and endure.
No storm lasts forever.

Humans Gather. Children Remember That.

True wisdom lies 
in gathering 
the precious things 
out of each day 
as it goes by.
 E.S. Boutons

Generous Nature Provides

As children, we are very
sensitive to nature's beauty,
finding miracles and interesting
things everywhere.
As we grow up, we
tend to forget how
beautiful and magnificent
the world is.
    A. Nony Mouse

Pink Palace 
In 1925, the Territorial Hotel Company, decided to demolish the Honolulu Seaside and replace it with a large, modern resort.[1] They contracted Warren and Wetmore to design the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The sprawling pink stucco concrete faΓ§ade Spanish/Moorish styled complex, built at a cost of over $4 million (1927 prices), was surrounded by a fifteen-acre (60,700 m²) landscaped garden. The H-shaped layout featured 400 rooms, each with bath and balcony.[1] The complex had an offsite golf course, today known as the Waialae Country Club.

The hotel commenced operations on February 1, 1927, with a black tie gala attended by over 1,200 guests, and quickly became an icon of Hawaii's glory days. The hotel was a huge success, and in 1928 the islands counted over 20,000 visitors for the first time.[1]

During World War II, the Royal Hawaiian was used exclusively by the US military as an R&R center.[2] Barriers of concertina wire blockaded access from the adjacent beaches. Link  *

There is magic and
wonder for eyes who
know how to look with
curiosity and love.

There is something
infinitely healing in the
repeated refrains of nature -
the assurance that
dawn comes after night,
and spring after winter.
 Rachel Carson

Love You,
  Cloudia & Pixie


* In film[edit]

In television[edit]

  • The hotel's exterior appeared in the 1968-1980 procedural drama Hawaii Five-O.
  • The hotel appeared in the 1977 Charlie's Angels episode "Angels in Paradise".
  • The hotel appeared in the 1979 Eight Is Enough episode "Fathers and Other Strangers" Parts 1 and 2.
  • The hotel appeared in two episodes of the series Murder She Wrote.
  • The hotel appeared in the 2002 episode "The Kyles Go To Hawaii" of My Wife and Kids.
  • The hotel appeared in the 2013 Mad Men season 6 premiere, "The Doorway".

In music[edit]