Friday, September 22, 2023

You Are I Am

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sky tinted with color,
A gradient of pale and red
Sun sinks slowly 
Paints the clouds subtly
In transfixing range.
Be still.

The breeze is soft,
Air filled with sounds
Of evening coming in.
It's a time of
peaceful beauty,
Relax and reflect,
A day has passed,

The street is a great equalizer,
and those who can speak its
language are most eloquent.
The street is also a
university of hard knocks,
those who graduate are fluent in beauty and ugliness,
but the street itself
goes on and on

Samoa's native hibiscus
We become not a melting pot
but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes,
different dreams.
Jimmy Carter

And now you are
and I am and
we're a mystery which
will never happen again.
ee cummings


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Kay said...

I agree with Jimmy Carter.
Have a wonderful Friday, dear friend. I wish I could curl up like Pixie. She looks so relaxed.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that Jimmy Carter quote - thank you.

Jill Harrison said...

lovely thoughts. I love the colour of that hibiscus! Enjoy your weekend ahead and thankyou for visiting my blog this week.

roentare said...

The hibiscus really shines. Love the pose of Pixie!

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends. I enjoy reading your remarks. Aloha

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sky and flower.
If I slept like Pixie my neck would be so sore.
Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

s.c said...

Great as always. I love it.

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks totally relaxed.

RedPat said...

I love that shot of Pixie with the ee cummings quote.

John A Hill said...

I like the quote on the street being an equalizer and educator. Do you know its origin?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love Carter's quote about becoming a mosaic as a people rather than a melting pot.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Beautiful photos and reflections today, Cloudia. Thanks!

Teresa said...

Pixie prefers the University of the Soft Couch to the University of Hard Knocks on the Street. Great pictures today.

Bill said...

Jimmy Carter nailed it with his quote. Pixie is having a nice nap.
Happy weekend, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Those remarks on the street are mine, John. Thanks for asking. I really appreciate reading each of your comments. Typically I do so in the morning and it really starts my day off on a positive note. I want to thank each of you. Pixie just walked by and meowed. She agrees. Aloha

Spare Parts and Pics said...

We need more leaders like Jimmy Carter. That's a great quote!

Jim said...

Something to think about.

Mike said...

E, W & F! Haven't heard this song in a while! Nice.

rupam sarma said...

Great quotes, Beautiful photos.
Happy Weekend.

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed the video! Sigh. Wishing there were more people like Jimmy Carter around. What a quote! Hugs to Pixie. You take care now. See you next time.

James said...

Thanks for sharing the great quotes and pictures! I enjoy the videos too!

Pisi Prkl said...

I´m sucker for street photography. So can´t nothing but like yours. Is it a bird at bottom right corner? Kinda dots the i for me.

And that sleeping beauty never gets old. Meow!