Monday, October 2, 2023

Let The Children Play

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Some people come and go and are forgotten. But there are other people who share a part in our destinies. They come, they go, but they are never forgotten. They come, they go, but even after they go... they're still here. They never really went anywhere.
C. JoyBell C.

Let them spend their days in sunshine
living their imagination. These wild children in morning sun will become adults of mind and spirit capable of creating society for 
their families and all of us.

People hurry by so quickly
Don't they hear the melodies
In the chiming and the clicking
And the laughing harmonies
Songs, to aging children come
(Songs, to aging children come)
Aging children, I am one (I am one)

Joni Mitchell
Songs to Aging Children Come lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc

 Remember: Joy is
not merely incidental
to your spiritual quest.
It is vital.
Nachman of Bratslav

What would you drink from
these red and green crystal flutes
guarded by Sharks Teeth?
A.I. Answer:
"If I could drink in red and gold crystal flutes guarded by sharks, I would drink a magical elixir that grants me the ability to fly. I would raise my glass to the sharks and say, "Thank you for guarding this precious gift. I will use it wisely.""

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Teresa said...

I loved the Joni Mitchell song at the end. Even Pixie is pricking up her ears to enjoy the music. I think your AI Chatbot had a minor hallucination. Did you feed it catnip before questioning? I read a news article about the AI hearings in Congress, and apparently, one AI engineer said that AI hallucinations "are a feature and not a bug."

Elephant's Child said...

We ALL need to play.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and wise words.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

roentare said...

True that there are many people that come and go and I forget about them already. Funny that there are so many encounters in life.

William Kendall said...

Pixie expects breakfast.

Irma said...

People come and go from your life, those are wise words.
People you lose through death usually remain in your thoughts and are therefore never actually gone.
I enjoyed your blog.
Greetings Irma

Jenn Jilks said...

Interesting that first quote. I often think of students who were interesting and often wonder what happened to them!

Catalyst said...

The photo of the couple facing away made me think sadly/happily of Jimmy Buffett once again. Pixie is looking properly regal today.

John A Hill said...

I like the first quote about people coming and going.
I have a few of those that remain even though they are gone -- even a few bloggers that no longer write but I still remember their writing personalities.
Thanks for sticking around and sharing your thoughts and pics.

RedPat said...

A thought provoking post, Cloudia.

Sharon said...

I love that first quite....and that cute kitty!

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Happiness is elusive, but true joy comes from God.
Blessings, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Thanks each of you for sharing your thoughts and hearts 💗

Bill said...

Beautiful photos and quotes. The first quote is so true.

Sandee said...

I always stop and smell the roses.

Awww on Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Mike said...

"It is vital."
It keeps you alive.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends

Rambling Woods said...

me too.....People hurry by so quickly
Don't they hear the melodies
In the chiming and the clicking
And the laughing harmonies
Songs, to aging children come
(Songs, to aging children come)
Aging children, I am one (I am one)
Joni Mitchell

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures and quotes as always.

Iris Flavia said...

To life. I sadly lost some friends already...

nwilliams6 said...

I have played with AI and its answers are very creative and interesting. Last I played with it, it started to sound like a friend complimenting me on things and telling me it hopes my cards come out well. It was a bit scary.... I like its answer on the drink glasses.

Fab picture of Pixie. Lovely quotes and pictures.

Happy t-day! Hugz

My name is Erika. said...

Great photos as usual Cloudia. Your first quote makes me think of something a friend often said to me. Some people come into your life because you need them there for something, and when that something has passed, you don't need them any more. And some people come into your life because they belong there. Those people will be friends forever. I'm sure someone said that much more succinctly, but I do think that says a lot about life. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

DVArtist said...

Hi Cloudia. I'm not sure why, but this post really touched my heart. I have been missing my mom and well maybe that's it. I would love to put on a shift and be in the sunshine. Can't do that here, it's way to cold even in summer. I have a shark jaw and now that I have seen this a pretty red fluted glass would be the perfect addition. Have a wonderful day.

Lisca said...

Lovely photos! I couldn't watch the video as I am in a public place without earphones.
Happy T-Day,

Divers and Sundry said...

I especially like the photo of the couple taking a moment together on their walk :) Happy T Tuesday!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful post. Give the children sunshine (and hope). Pixie was wise today, too. I love those flutes in the sharks teeth. That is an impressive outside-the-box entry for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia.

CJ Kennedy said...

Some people come and go was my favorite quote. Pixie looks so regal and I love her reflection Happy T Day

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous photos! I love the first quote! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

Rudbekia said...

Wow !
Very beautiful.