Sunday, December 31, 2023

Palace To Park

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
Iolani Palace Honolulu

Be the things
you love the most
about the people
who came before.



Sun-kissed canvas, fallen low,
Veins like rivers, secrets flow.
Amber firefly glows within,
A whispered world, always been.

Tiny palace, crisp and dry,
Where whispered tales of seasons lie.
 Emerald laughter Summer day
The leaf remembers, then away!



Don't speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn't know the difference. Words are energy and they cast spells, that's why it's called spelling. Change the way you speak about yourself, and you can change your life.
   Bruce Lee



The best way to become
a better person
is to pretend you
already are one. 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Linking To
Monday Murals

Hot Pot Restaurant!


Saturday, December 30, 2023

Inhale The Calm

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sun sinks low, escaped the cold, Shoes kicked off his story unfolds.
Cups of tea whisper peace, Muscles loosen worries released. No deadlines to chase nor tasks remain, Just the slow hush
of falling rain. Inhale the calm!




Flower of the Calabash Tree
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just
the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe


Pelodiscus sinensis / Chinese SoftShell Turtle 
Soft shell, gentle soul,
Glides through water,
smooth and whole.

No hard shell, no need to hide,
Wisdom flows from deep inside.

Patience in her watchful eyes,
Sees secrets dance beneath the skies.

Softly speaks to those who hear,
Find peace within, and have no fear.



Unfold your own myth.
Rumi

꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜꩜

Love You,
Cloudia, Pixie & Santa



Friday, December 29, 2023

Living Inside Your Hope

A L O H A From Honolulu!
You can transfigure negativity
by turning it toward the
light of your soul.
John O'Donohue



Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire



Keep going. Your hardest times
often lead to the greatest
moments of your life.
Keep going.
     Henry Ward Beecher 




What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
    Rumi




Challenges make you discover
things about yourself that
you never really knew.
   Cicely Tyson



鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈鉈
Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



The very least you can do
in your life is figure out
what you hope for. And
the most you can do is
live inside that hope.
Not admire it from a distance
but live right in it,
under its roof.
 Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Continual

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Peace is not 
something you wish for, 
it is something you make
something you are
something you do, and 
something you give away.
  Robert Fulghum



The wound is the place
where the Light
enters you. Rumi


Just as one candle lights another
and can light thousands
of other candles, so
one heart illuminates another
and can illuminate thousands
of other hearts.
Leo Tolstoy


A good conscience is
a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

磝舨0磝舨0磝舨0磝舨0磝舨0磝舨0磝
Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Wednesday, December 27, 2023

No Matter the Time

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
No matter the time
or distance between us,
you remain a vibrant thread
woven into the fabric of we.


Each memory, from the
scent of wet leaves to
your beautiful laughter,
echoes in my heart. 




Sharing this life ignites
a spark within us both.


Know that you are always
a happy presence
in my thoughts.
May our prayers reach
to embrace across
the waves! 
   


When you feel a peaceful joy,
that's when you are near truth. Rumi

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(='.'=)
(")_(") 
Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Peace on earth will come to stay
when we live Christmas every day.
   Helen Steiner  

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Translucent Ephemera

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I like ephemera
And music overheard
Things of the moment
Happening in the wind.
Vignettes becoming
And passing away.
Bustle of the city streets
Bird song bright and gay
Waves at beach-side
Each one unique then gone
Appearing all the same
Variations on a song.






Opuntia tuna is a species of cactus
The things of the world knew
so much more than we did
and lived them more truly.
The thorn trees had no grief or fear.
The constellations didn't fight or
hold themselves back, nor did
the translucent hook of the moon.
Everything was momentary and endless.
Paula McLain






The most important thing
about translucent people is
that their life has been deeply
transformed by an awakening.
   Arjuna Ardagh






I think the main way that
somebody would know they're
translucent is that their life
has become more about the
embodiment of Spirit than about
acquisition, and that may be
something that creeps up on you.
Arjuna Ardagh








...neither bashful nor forward,
with a soul that seemed submerged,
but in a radiant moistness.
Opalescent on the surface but
translucent in her depths ...
Vladimir Nabokov

磝扮╡磝扮╡磝扮╡磝扮╡磝扮╡磝扮╡磝
Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Santa Claus is anyone
who loves another and
seeks to make them happy;
who gives himself...
 ...in every gift
that he bestows.
Edwin Osgood Grover







Monday, December 25, 2023

Love Weighs More Than Gold

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The joy of brightening
other lives becomes for us
the magic of the holidays.
W.C. Jones




It is Christmas in the heart
that puts Christmas in the air.
   W.T. Ellis




Christmas is forever,
not for just one day.
For loving, sharing, giving,
are not to put away.
   Norman Wesley Brooks





May you never be
too grown up to
search the skies
on Christmas Eve.



I will honor Christmas
in my heart, and try to
keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens

Christmas is doing
a little something
extra for someone.
Charles M. Schulz

Every time we love,
every time we give,
it’s Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers



Pixie & I
Wish EACH of YOU
Magical Healing Holidays
of WONDER!
Warmest Aloha Friend
        Cloudia


Sunday, December 24, 2023

As You Are - As You Will

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach
where worries cease to be, Footprints in the shoreline,
washed by ebbing sea. Laughter floats on laughter,
carried on the breeze, As children chase the rainbows,
painted through the trees.



Play is our brain's favorite
way of learning
Diane Ackerman.

One way to get the
most out of life is
to look upon it
as an adventure.
William Feather


 Christmas magic is silent.
You don't hear it
- you feel it,
you know it,
you believe it. Kevin Alan Miller  



For one moment quit being sad.
Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. Rumi



Appear as you are.
Be as you appear. Rumi


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To
Monday Murals