Saturday, September 23, 2023

Beautiful Quiet Gentle Enough

A L O H A From Honolulu!

In the realm of nature,
nothing is perfect and
everything is perfect... 

Trees can be contorted,
bent and gnarled, and
still be beautiful...

Flowers can be misshapen,
and still be fragrant... 

- And the moon
can be half-full
and still be whole.
    Alice Walker

The garden is a sanctuary,
Where souls find release,
My heart is filled,
With profound gentle peace.

Rainbow Cassia Tree

 Pied feral pigeon

 I have never been 
especially impressed
 by the heroics of people
 who are convinced they are 
about to change the world. 

I am more awed by those 
who struggle to make
 one small difference 
after another. 
  Ellen Goodman

What if I accept that all
I really want is a small,
slow, simple life. 
A beautiful quiet, gentle life.
I think it is enough.
Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui


Love You,

   Pixie & Cloudia

When you see a crescent moon

with silvered clouds, know

that you are not alone.

The universe is watching

over you, and everything

will be okay.


Elephant's Child said...

Thank you both for sharing this beautiful truth.

Teresa said...

That garden looks like a beautiful place. Are feral pigeons ferocious? I love Pixie's favorite quote today. It fits her to a "P."

Have a beautiful, peaceful, quiet weekend filled with jaunts through the secret gardens of Honolulu...

roentare said...

Seeing beauty is a state of mind. True that.

Cloudia said...

Thanks my dear friends. Aloha!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and quotes.
The last quote is my favorite.
Love the sky, flower and your sweet Pixie is always the star.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks particularly pleased today.

Shiju Sugunan said...

A beautifully reflective post! Nature's imperfections are indeed part of its charm.

s.c said...

It is absolutly enough for today. Thanks.

My name is Erika. said...

Lovely photos, especially that beach scene Cloudia.

RedPat said...

We had a moon like that last night, Cloudia. ;-)

John A Hill said...

A simple life
It is enough, indeed.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I loved today's inspiration, Cloudia. Blessings!

21 Wits said...

Good morning, Cloudia and Pixie and feeling the goodness in your wise words of wisdom and lovely most perfect views of a gorgeous day! Enjoy each moment take care and Aloha!

Bill said...

Love the old tree and the quote. Enjoy the weekend, Cloudia.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are thought-provoking, Cloudia. I quite enjoyed these.
Happy days!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The last quote if very comforting...if we could only remember it always. I love old trees and find beauty in so many 'odd' things! Hugs to you and Pixie!

Arun Goyal said...

Beautiful thought provoking post ! The Garden is a sanctuary, where souls find release looks like beautiful place, My heart is filled, with profound gentle peace . This thought made my day. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.