Monday, February 12, 2024

Sunset Surfer

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sun-kissed skin,
etched with brine calligraphy,
Silver hair, a crown
of well earned bravery.
No longer chasing giants
with youthful might,
He dances with mastered skill
and joy on waves of fading light.

Stone gaze softens, sternness fades,
A lei of blooms, in festive shades.
Lunar New Year paints the air,
Guardian lion, enjoying the fair.
The lion welcomes, fierce yet kind,
Blessings shared for all to find.
Silent sentinel, wise and old,
Whispers blessings, brave and bold.

Do not grow old,
No matter
how long you live.
Never cease to stand
like curious children
Before the great mystery
Into which we were born
Albert Einstein

Shine your soul with the same ego-less humility as the rainbow and no matter where you go in this world or the next, love will find you, attend you, and bless you.

྿ ࿀࿁ ࿂ ࿃ ࿉ ࿊ ࿋ ࿌
Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia




roentare said...

Einstein's quote makes me wonder. Beginning of life is beyond what we can discover

Kay said...

What wonderful words with which to start the week.
Have a great week, Cloudia!

Teresa said...

This post made me smile. I love the lion with the lei and Pixie chilling out. The surfer at sunset and the women in their bright dresses are all gorgeous.

Cloudia said...

Thank you Kay.
Appreciate seeing you too Roentare

eileeninmd said...

Love the sunset surfer!
Pixie looks so comfy.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

Tom said...

...ah, surfing in the sunset!

Bob Bushell said...

Another blog that blown does my head in, absolutely stunning Cloudia. Thanks.

RedPat said...

Great words for starting the week. Love the sunset surfer, Cloudia.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Love the sunset surfer poem, and the one celebrating the lion and the lei. Beautiful!

Anvilcloud said...

Curiosity is great, as long as you're not a cat.

s.c said...

Lot of sunshine around in your part of the world and also in the quotes.

Mike said...

When I saw the second picture I expected the theme from Ghostbusters to break out.

Sandee said...

I'm 72 and act like I'm 12. I'm happy about that.

I always love seeing Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

Rambling Woods said...

Shine your soul with the same ego-less humility as the rainbow and no matter where you go in this world or the next, love will find you, attend you, and bless you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful surfer sunset and poem. I also loved the Lunar New Year with the lion and his lei. Just beautiful, as is Pixie and your new blog header. That is quite a balancing act. It's a good thing the glass is apparently empty. Thanks for this awesome entry for T this week, dear Cloudia. I hope you and Pixie have a super day, too.

Mae Travels said...

I love the photo of the women and girls in traditional dress from 2018. I haven’t been to Hawaii for a while, but a couple of times we saw dance performances and traditional singing with traditional dress and it was wonderful.
best, mae at

NCSue said...

Peekaboo kitty in the first photo!
Thanks for joining us this week at

My name is Erika. said...

I love that new header a lot. What a cool photo of (I'm assuming) Pixie. And I also love that quote about not growing old. It's true our bodies age, but we don't have to become an "old" person. Thanks for another beautiful post, and happy T day Cloudia.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures and captions! The header is a visual stealer!

DVArtist said...

Such a nice post with lovely photos and quotes. Have a very nice day today.

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful quotes and Pixie really shines. Happy T Day

William Kendall said...

Pixie enjoys sun puddles.

pearshapedcrafting said...

The words, the photos are all just so beautiful this week, but it is those cat eyes peeping through the mesh. I was at my friend's house the other day and her cat climbed into an empty bag and turned round to peep out...I wish I had a cat still. Happy T Day, Chrisx