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


Elephant's Child said...

The Gauguin quote has me scratching my head.

Teresa said...

Pixie's life is unfolding at her pace. She doesn't want any shadows imposed on her, and she won't impose on you. Great guitar video. Thanks for spreading love and light.

Jim said...

Beautiful clouds.

roentare said...

Beautiful frames of various scenes in unique angles. The words are wonderful too

Joyful said...

Lovely set of photos. I enjoyed the guitar piece.

Rajani Rehana said...

Love it

RedPat said...

Lovely shadow from the wee fly.

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
My favorite is the shadow of the fly.
Have a blessed day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the Dickens quote and the visual, too. Oh to be in Waikiki. Loved that Pixie know we can't impose our own agenda on anyone else. Just lovely photos and quotes today, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Sometimes I read your comments on my phone. Your name is so small that I read the comment before I know who wrote it. Most of the time I recognize your voice! Each of you brings a gift here for which I am grateful. Pixie says: "me too!"

Bill said...

Wonderful photography! Love the fly shadow, very nice.

Mike said...

Life definitely unfolds at its own pace.

James said...

I enjoyed seeing your post and hearing that beautiful guitar music. I also like the expression on Pixie's face.

William Kendall said...

Lady Liberty seems to be all over.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love that slack key!

Photo Cache said...

Pixie is simply adorable.

Worth a Thousand Words

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed the music video. Hug Pixie for me.