Thursday, February 22, 2024

Fueled by Kindness

A L O H A From Honolulu!

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

Defiance that fuels division
only feeds the fire.
Defiance fueled by kindness
builds bridges and sparks healing.
Iyanla Vanzant

The baker's grin,
the poet's sigh,
The warrior's scar,
the dreamer's eye. The queen's disdain,
the jester's leer, A tower of faces,
calling us near.

Mosaic of moods,
and clash of desires,
Fueling the world
from deep hidden fires.
Though faces may differ,
and stories may stray, Together we build, up
this grand, human play. Cloudia

There wouldn't be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one. Frances Clark  


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Teresa said...

I love Nature's painting in the sky in your first shot, and the magnificent statue above Pixie, who seems surprised by its complexity. The last picture looks like a closeup of a painting??? Did you go into that gallery and browse around? What other treasures did you find, besides a passel of kindness?

roentare said...

Everything takes its turns, good or bad.

s.c said...

I agree with roentare.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sky, love the flower and your sweet Pixie.
Take care, have a great day!

Tom said...

...time to fill up with kindness.

Barbara Rogers said...

The ceramic (?) sculpture of faces is amazing. Disturbing in ways, so I wouldn't want to live with it. But it tells me a skillful artist made it.

RedPat said...

Love the tower of faces. A lovely post, Cloudia. ;-)

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The poem acknowledging the tower of faces is fabulous, Cloudia.

Jenn Jilks said...

Is that your poem? It is terrific.

Cloudia said...

Yes it is. Thank you Jen. I forgot to sign it again. I will sign them from now on! I appreciate your wonderful comment and visit. Thanks each of you!

Anvilcloud said...

DO you promise that about winter and spring? 😊

Actually, it is almost spring-like here today.

Mike said...

We've had 'spring winter' here in St. Louis this year. it was 72 degrees yesterday. Our spring flowers are starting to pop. They are going to get zapped big time when winter sneaks back.

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.

magiceye said...

Lovely photos and wonderful quotes.

Catalyst said...

Great Hal Borland quote and GREAT picture and poem by someone named Cloudia. Keep an eye on her, Pixie.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful poem, Cloudia!

William Kendall said...

A gorgeous sky in that first shot.

Photo Cache said...

The quotes and poems you feature are always interesting.

Visiting from Skywatch Friday group.

Worth a Thousand Words

Fundy Blue said...

Beautiful capture of a hibiscus flower, Cloudia!

DVArtist said...

Oh Cloudia this is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing with FFO and have a very nice Sunday.