Saturday, September 30, 2023

sky, old age, sidecar

There Is A Space

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

Between stimulus and response
there is a space. In that space is
our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our
growth and our freedom.
Victor Frankl 

It’s exhilarating to come closer
and closer to self-discipline.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
When you are not sure, 
flip a coin because while 
the coin is in the air, you
realize which one 
you are actually hoping for.
        Jay Shetty


Real friends never leave
each other, never part.
They just sometimes sit
silently, deep within each
other's heart, saying,
“I'm just here if you need me."

A breath, a pause,
A moment to choose.
True power one
day at a time.

𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍𑁍 đ‘


Friday, September 29, 2023

Quiet Room

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Without the fire,
the phoenix never rises
from the ashes.
Forrest Curran

If we can't have world peace, I'll settle for a quiet room. Joyce Rachelle

Be at peace.
Breathe deeply and relax, Let go of all your worries.
In quiet rooms where sanity reigns Close your eyes And listen deep,
Feel stillness all around Find your grace And join me here, Where peace and love
are near.

If your soul is wide,
the narrowness of the street
does not bother you;
if your soul is narrow,
the width of the street
does not comfort you!
     Mehmet Murat ildan

People say 
nothing is impossible, 
but I do nothing 
every day.
           A. A. Milne

Love You,
 Cloudia & Pixie

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Pure And Glowing

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Feelings are always purest
and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. Jean Paul Richter

When shall all men's good
Be each man's rule,
And universal peace
Lie like a shaft of light
Across the land,
And like a lane of beams
Athwart the sea
 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The heart has its reasons,
which reason does not know.
Blaise Pascal

 Thousands have lived without love,
not one without water. 
    W. H. Auden 

If Smart water is so smart
then how did it get bottled?


[NOT Hydrant!]

It is the least privileged, 
not the most, who excel 
in appreciating the 
smallest of offerings.
          Mary Pipher

You are 87% water;
the other 13% keeps
you from drowning.
P. E. Morris

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



Familiar Face in Hawaii Surfing

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

In The Hush 0f A Quiet Morning

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Notice what you see.
Hear. Smell. Feel. Take a deep breath.
Relax on an exhale. Who you are in this moment
is a different person than
you've ever been before. Feel what's possible. Breathe it in. Take back your life.
Cory Muscara

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light. Catherine of Siena

Hawaiian Quilt
Every year of my life 
I grow more convinced that 
it is wisest and best to fix our 
attention on the beautiful and good 
and dwell as little as possible 
on the dark and the base.
                 Richard Cecil

In the hush of a quiet morning
This shady street tree waits
A wise old friend
Sharing solitude.

Life is like chasing
a laser pointer.
You may never catch it,
but the fun is in the chase!

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Fluff And Tough

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Where clouds drift free, A color symphony Singing just for seconds
To jolly the eye and
Gladden the heart!

The biker's tough and rough,
Teddy's always there to fluff!
Their bond is strong,
Their love is true, Together they'll always
See it through.

Where every walk
Is an adventure, Making tails wag
One walk at a time!

Geese teach us to
embrace change and
fly together as a flock.
Navigating life's seasons
I hope we remember to
support one another
just as they always do. In Spring the geese will return.
Our roots call us back
to what is really
important in life.

I may be lazy, but
also very efficient.
I know how to get the
most out of life without
doing any work!
My place as companion
and blog-diva
suits me down to
the meow!


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Monday, September 25, 2023

Articulated Skies Articulate Eyes

A L O H A From Honolulu!

There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that
intoxicates you with freedom.

Nothing is inherently and
invincibly young except spirit.
And spirit can enter a
human being perhaps better
in the quiet of old age and dwell
there more undisturbed
than in the turmoil of adventure.
George Santayana

In the stillness of my heart,
I hear a whisper soft and low,
"It's going to be okay, my dear,
Just let go and let it flow."

Surfer is throwing a Shaka! Link

Religion is at its best when
it makes us ask hard
questions of ourselves.
It is at its worst when it
deludes us into thinking
we have all the answers
for everybody else.
Archibald Macleish

Life is a Dream.
Make it a Good One

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Pictorial Tuesday 

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Oh, Saimin, Hawaii's comfort food, So warm and hearty, and oh so good. Your broth is savory, your noodles too, A bowl of Saimin is a dream come true.