Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Now and Then

A L O H A From Honolulu!

A little elation
now and then can
help you feel alive again.

Morning light
my gentle friend,
Warm my skin
night's at it's end
Thank you, light,
for waking me,
To all the joy
the day will be.

Inhale the calm,
exhale the strife,
This simple solace,
the gift of life.

Let your gratitude
smother your fear.

We define ourselves
by differences.
We defend ourselves
by tribes.
Discovering, becoming
Through loves and hates 
And all to which
we subscribe.

Till the time of reappraisal
If we're lucky to
be that smart.
We see beyond old choices
to become our truest heart.
      Cloudia Charters 


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Elephant's Child said...

How I love morning light, rainbows, skyscapes, Pixie and you.

DrumMajor said...

Kitty Pixie is reflecting, (after all that typing she did!) Linda in Kansas

roentare said...

I like the fortune cat gathering wealth. Pixie is giving away new wisdom today

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, I always love seeing the rainbows and Pixie.
Take care, enjoy your day!

My GBGV Life said...

Great quotes again. Lots of good words to try to live by, but it isn't always easy.

Tom said...

...Let your gratitude smother your fear, Amen Cloudia!

Jenn Jilks said...

Pixie is almost as good a poet as you are! 😃

William Kendall said...

Pixie likes to do a sphinx impression.

RedPat said...

Smart words from you both today, Cloudia. ;-)

Sandee said...

All beautiful and especially Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I had no idea that Pixie was so talented! :)

Cloudia said...

We thank you sincerely dear friends, aloha

EricaSta said...

Oh, I enjoyed your Poems, thank you for sharing. And I love this sweet cat.

Hugs by Heidrun

Teresa said...

Wow, a Pixie/Cloudia Poetry Slam!! Pixie's promo shot is gorgeous. I love the kitty security guard in the last picture, too...

Michelle said...

I do love me some elation.

Sandee said...

Love them all and especially Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Cloudia. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Dim Lamp said...

Encouraging thoughts. I like the Canada geese photo.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Great photos of the geese.