Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Glorybower Starburst

A L O H A From Honolulu!

 In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter
with another human being... 

...We should all be thankful
for those people who rekindle
the inner spirit.
 Albert Schweitzer

* About this plant (and above)

Every day that is born into the world
 comes like a burst of music, and rings
 the whole day through, and you make of it
 a dance, a dirge, or a life march, 
as you will.
  Thomas Carlyle 

Don't underestimate the value
of Doing Nothing,
 of just going along, listening
to all the things you can't
hear, and not bothering.
    Winnie the Pooh

If you come at four 
in the afternoon, 
I'll begin to be 
happy by three. 
      Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

* quadriloculare  fireworks plant, Philippine glorybower, shooting star or starburst bush, a species of flowering plant native to New Guinea and the Philippines.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Nothing Better

A L O H A From Honolulu!

There is nothing better than
to be happy and enjoy ourselves
as long as we can. And people
should eat and drink and enjoy
the fruits of their labor, for
these are gifts from God.

From every human being
there rises a light that
reaches straight to heaven. 
   Baal Shem Tov

40% of Hawaii's first-time visitors
have never seen an ocean before.
PBS, Hawaii

Better keep yourself clean
and bright: you are the
window through which
you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

 If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson
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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Monday, February 6, 2023

Fat Moon and Loyal

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there,
watching, steadfast, knowing us
in our light and dark moments,
changing forever just as we do.
Every day it’s a different
version of itself. Sometimes
weak and wan, sometimes
strong and full of light.
The moon understands
what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone.
Cratered by imperfections.
Tahereh Mafi 

The moon is fat and the 

night air is so pure 

it seems edible.

Roberto Bolaño 

Photograph of a photographer
taking a photograph
beside a dove.

In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along
the same path are alike. Paulo Coelho

Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life. Bryant McGill


Cheers To You
With Love!
Cloudia & Pixie

Monday Murals 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Sitting By An Open Window

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Be willing to
be a beginner
every morning.
   Meister Eckhart

Birds sing after a storm;
why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever
sunlight remains to them?
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Learning how to be still. To really be still and let life happen. That stillness becomes radiance. Morgan Freeman 

Focus on your gratitude,
your kindness, and feed it.
That takes all the oxygen away
from fearful worry.
Change your focus: Change
your emotional weather.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Laugh Say Nothing

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sometimes you need to step
outside, get some air,
and remind yourself
of who you are...
 Gossip Girl

Self-sufficiency is the
greatest of all wealth.

You never know who’s swimming

naked until the tide goes out.

Warren Buffett

There are always flowers
for those who want
to see them.
Henri Matisse

Sometimes the most
powerful thing you can say
is nothing at all.
Mandy Hale

 She is clothed with strength
and dignity; She can laugh
at the days to come.

 Proverbs 31:25

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Friday, February 3, 2023

Face Choice Face

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The shutters of Night
were rolling back, and
young Day was stepping out
to cast her first smile
on a waiting earth.
Isabel Hornibrook,

My mind may not comprehend
but my heart is always
reaching out.

Mountains & rivers
know the secret.
Pay no attention
to boundaries. Brian Andreas

Your face is a choice.
Don't let gravity
make it for you


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



Thursday, February 2, 2023

No Room For Intrusions

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The meaning of life
is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious
 and so simple.
And yet, everybody 
rushes around in a great panic
as if it were necessary 
to achieve something 
beyond themselves.
              Alan Wilson Watts

Over every mountain
there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. Theodore Roethke

You are never too old
to set another goal
or to dream
a new dream.
Les Brown

Who is modeling the 
kind humility of the
truly confident & 
person today?

Listen to the birds,
hug your family and remember
what really matters. Problem hunting, and arguing is for suckers.  

If you fill yourself up from the days beginning with beautiful things that you notice, that you appreciate, that have real value to you, there will be no room for
lesser emotions to intrude.

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia