Thursday, February 29, 2024

Everything Needed For A Good Life

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Sunrise hues, a painted sky,
A child's laughter, soaring high.
The rain's soft song, a gentle drum,
The warmth of love,
where hearts are one.

Everything needed
for a good life is
wherever people are.

Savor moments big and small,
Let worries go then watch them fall.
With open heart, dear grateful soul,
In every breath let joy unfold.

If you suddenly 
and unexpectedly 
feel joy, 
don't hesitate.  
Give in to it. 
      Mary Oliver

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Care To Guess?

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. Ludwig Borne

What's happening here?
Just playful delight?
On these out-of-place stairs
bathed in sunlight.

I came upon this scene
so strange.
What's going on
 is still unexplained.

I would LOVE to hear
YOUR guesses!

0ur mind heals with laughter, 
and the spirit heals with joy.
 Karen Sather

Don't let one cloud
obliterate the whole sky.
                  Anaïs Nin

Joy is the simplest
form of gratitude.
    Karl Barth

Pixie's mouth opens wide,
Pink tongue peeks, a sleepy slide. Her stretch unfurls then paw extends, A yawn escapes, the day begins.

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

For Loving Hearts

A L O H A From Honolulu!

When we feel love and
kindness toward others, it
not only makes others feel
loved and cared for, but
it helps us also to develop
inner happiness and peace.
The 14th Dalai Lama

Creative people need time to
just sit around and do nothing.
If you're out of ideas, wash the dishes.
Take really long walk. Stare at a
spot on the wall for as long as you can.
Austin Kleon

On bustling street
a fleeting sight,
Gentle hand
and touch so light.
A child with soiled
and tearful face,
Finds solace
in a mother's grace.

Her knee that bends
and touch so light,
Whispered words
to make it right.
Love's simple act
in passing seen,
My heart overflows,
warm and keen.

Love is blooming every place
If we have eyes open to grace.
For loving hearts the world unfolds,
In every touch a story told.

࿀ ࿂ ࿃ ࿌

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Monday, February 26, 2024

Don't Shout But Speak Volumes

A L O H A From Honolulu!

My pavilion soars and
I float with the clouds.
Chinese Proverb

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out. 
It is then burst into flame 
by an encounter with 
another human being. 
We should all be thankful 
for those people who 
rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

The Little Prince

Those who can raise their
thoughts to heaven will
always have clear days,
because the sun always
shines above the clouds.
 ‎Leo Tolstoy, 

how well you are coping
at this highly unusual time! Take a moment to notice
your quiet competence
that doesn't shout,
but speaks volumes.

><{ { (° >  ꩜ 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Pictorial Tuesday 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Poetry Takes Over

A L O H A From Honolulu!

In a green place,
see my real face
No mirrors here,
just nature's grace,
In a green place, you can
wear your real face.
Then return to the world
with renewal and grace.

Clouds are not loud
just high on the sky
oblivious to unknowing crowds
and watchers such as you and I.

I adore the exclamation point:
No grand facade, no gilded name
just doorway to a world untold,
where hearts connect,
and troubles flee
in moments of pure gold.

Tricks and sleights of hand,
illusions that amaze,
But something deeper dances
within magician's gaze.

Beyond the trickster's art
a hidden truth resides,
In sleights of heart
the greater part
where empathy confides.

Card tricks become metaphors,
illusions speak of trust,
And every vanishing act reminds us,
nothing's lost, just transformed;
We adjust.

The audience smiles
with sparkling eyes,
forgetting fears and pain,
Weary souls find solace
In laughter's healing rain.

The grand finale is more
than theater smoke and flare,
Hearts unveil, and burdens lift
as emotions are laid bare.

When applause begins to fade,
Magic lingers in our hearts
Have we played or prayed?
Something's fading, something starts.

Come to the little theater
where dreams and lives collide,
And find the magic waiting there
Come now. Don't wait.
Step inside!

Cloudia [All]

Hearts rebuilt from hope 
resurrect dreams 
killed by hate.
Each star is a mirror
reflecting the truth
inside you.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To
Monday Murals

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Two Word Wisdom

A L O H A From Honolulu!

All who joy would win
must share it.
Happiness was
born a Twin.
Lord Byron

Everything we hear is an opinion,

not a fact. Everything we see is

a perspective, not the truth.

 Marcus Aurelius 

Enjoy the journey,
the stumbles, the climb,
The lessons that linger
with the passage of time.

Short stories and poems are
an intense burst of emotions.

Two word wisdom
light and brief,
A simple truth
To life's relief:
"Enjoy it"

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia