Friday, March 31, 2023

Reverse Thirteen

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Right now people are ready
to be offended, but I
am ready to be delighted.
Billy Collins

 If instead of a figure you put
the shadow only of a person,
you have found an original
starting point, that strangeness
of which you have calculated.
Paul Gauguin

Life's essential harmony is
within each of us. So
also is life's brokenness.

To be part of transformation
is to look falseness in the face,
to passionately name it
and denounce it

in our world, and at the
same time to clearly identify
its shadow within
our own hearts and to do
battle with it there.
    J. Philip Newell

 The shadows of our own
desires stand between us
and our better angels,
and thus their
brightness is eclipsed.
Charles Dickens

Trying to impose our personal
agenda on someone else's
experience is the shadow side
of love, while real love
recognizes that life
unfolds at its own pace.
Sharon Salzberg


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Radiate Sublimity

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Our prime purpose in this life
is to help others. And if you can't
help them, at least don't hurt them.
          Dalai Lama.

Back Up Singers

When a group of people sing
together, we make up a chorus.
When birds do, it's more like a
whole symphony orchestra.
Laura Erickson

Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
   Arthur Ashe

Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) 

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.
     Markus Zusak

To survive is to find some
meaning in the suffering. 

Those who cannot change their
minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Elegance is a glowing inner peace.
Grace is an ability to give
as well as to receive
and be thankful.
Mystery is a hidden laugh
always ready to surface!
Glamour only radiates if
there is a sublime
courage & bravery within
C. JoyBell C.

1961 Hit Record

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Up With The Monkey

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Monkeys Up The Ramp

Some people just talk through Life.
They talk, talk, talk and Life is over.
Some people walk through Life.
They walk, walk, walk and
arrive at their Destination.

The foolish seek happiness
in the distance; the wise grows it
underfoot. James Openheim

Happiness is never stopping
to think if you are. Palmer Sondreal

When this old world
starts getting me down And people are just too much
for me to face I climb way up to the
top of the stairs And all my cares just
drift right into space
Carol King

Try to keep your soul young
and quivering right up
to old age.
   George Sand

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Joy Replied

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Now shall I walk
Or shall I ride?
“Ride,” Pleasure said.
“Walk,” Joy replied.
          W.H. Davies 

Euphorbia punicea,  Jamaican poinsettia
Walking is the perfect way
of moving if you want to
see into the life of things.
Elizabeth von Arnim 

I took a walk
in the woods
and came out taller
than the trees.
Henry David Thoreau

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck

Some ideas may resonate, others may not. A few may awaken
an inner knowing you forgot you had. Use what’s helpful. Let go of the rest. Rick Rubin


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Monday, March 27, 2023

Bridge Times

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The darkest night is 
often the bridge
 to the brightest 
         Jonathan L. Huie 

It turns out I'm absolutely
terrible at staying
away from you. It's a
very serious problem.
Kiera Cass
   True friends are always
together in spirit.
                 L.M. Montgomery

Ko`olau Mountains, Oahu
"Corner Buddha"

Everyone wants to live
on top of the mountain, but
all the happiness and growth
occurs while you’re climbing it.
    Andy Rooney

Crown Flowers

Learn to see the world as a place of becoming. Things that bother you are merely still in play.

Regard every annoyance as passing.
It is.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

What though youth
gave love and roses,
Age still leaves us
friends and wine. Thomas More

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sweet Remember

A L O H A From Honolulu!

These verses may
be hazardous to
your solemnity.
   Russell Baker

We're all traveling 
through time together, 
every day of our lives. 
All we can do is
do our best to relish 
this remarkable ride
               Richard Curtis

Poetry is an echo,
asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

A picnic is more than
eating a meal,
it is a pleasurable
state of mind.
DeeDee Stovel

To continue and
preserve is power. What was hard to bear
is sweet to remember. India Folk Wisdom


Love You,


 Linking To

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Never Lose

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Never lose an opportunity
of seeing anything beautiful, for
beauty is God's handwriting. 
 Ralph Waldo Emerson 

If you find it in your heart
to care for somebody else, 
you will have succeeded. 
Maya Angelou 

Be humble for you
are made of earth...

...Be noble for you
are made of stars.
   Serbian proverb

Dracaena angustifolia: an Asian 
tropical forest under-storey plant: 

The one who forgets
to be thankful 
has fallen
asleep in life.
 Robert Louis Stevenson

Ochna serrulata leaves

A point of view can be
a dangerous luxury
when substituted for
insight and understanding. 
  Marshall McLuhan

A moment's insight
is sometimes worth
a life's experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Saturday Critters

Jaipur Garden Affair