Friday, May 31, 2024

Pygmy Proverb

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
City buses sing like Angels
School children walk along as if they are not Angels too.
But I see them.
Caring deeply I wish them well!
Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. T. Harv Eker

When grace is
joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn
in happy old age. Victor Hugo

Crepe Myrtle Tree,
Rose of India
Treetop seen from
3rd floor

When you take the high road you will see things that most people won’t. Lolly Daskal

Happiness can grow 
from only a little 
      Pygmy Proverb


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Weekend Reflections & Street Photography


Floral Friday

Friday Smiles

Thursday, May 30, 2024

A Little Bragging

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Duke Kahanamoku Beach
#1 Beach USA 2024
Dr. Beach Link
I walk there.

Spathoglottis plicata, Philippine ground orchid

A good deed is not a good deed
if you brag about it.
     Jeffrey Bernardo

Half of our mistakes in life
arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. John Churton Collins

Just when the caterpillar thought “I am incapable of moving,” it became a butterfly. Annette Thomas

Flow with
whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is called The Ultimate. Chuang Tzu


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

From top to bottom the 15 safest cities for American travelers in 2024 are: Honolulu Montreal Reykjavik Sydney Amsterdam Dubai Copenhagen London Seoul Venice Tokyo Berlin Paris Barcelona Orlando
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Inaction Is An Action

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Rainbow steals
the window scene,
Her splashy joy,
a vibrant sheen.

Even if no salvation
should come,
I want to be worthy of it
at every moment.
   Franz Kafka

Different ages, different stages,
Different dreams we chase.
It's good to hold onto a youthful heart,
But with wisdom's gentle grace.
Cloudia Charters

Hopeful themes
of emerald 
Rich with promise
Hold me enthralled.

That the world can mend
Making hearts new,
Goodness and hope
To see us through.
     Cloudia Charters

For even after trials
and strife,
Hope undeniable 
Returns us to life.
Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

That's The Life For Me

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Life is a series of
unique opportunities
It's our job to find
the happiness in
each one.
Rick Remender

Shot in N. California in 2017. Anyone know this bird?💛

At every moment, we always have a choice, even if it feels as if we don’t. Sometimes that choice may simply be to think a more positive thought.
   Tina Turner

Maybe it's weird,
some might disagree,
But happy at work?
That's the life for me!

I want to be

famous but
Edgar Degas

I'm already happy
in this work.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


On Memorial Day in Honolulu
Hundreds of lighted lanterns
are set afloat out to sea.
This is done solemnly by
those of every age, culture,
and ethnicity in remembrance
of our dearly remembered Family members and
ancestors. A much nicer word
than "dead" eh?
In Summer O Bon season
they are close and we
hold big outdoor dances
in the Japanese tradition
where we dance beyond
the generations.

There is also Missing Man Formation
flown above ceremonies at the 
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
"Punchbowl" to honor those
who gave the full measure 
of devotion.

Monday, May 27, 2024

To Do Good Is My Religion

A L O H A From Honolulu!

We must have the stubbornness
to accept our gladness in
the ruthless furnace
of this world.
      Jack Gilbert

Not a poem of begging,
but a sweeter song,
Of young troubadours,
where they don't belong.

A hat in hand
for coins to chime,
Busking dreams learning
One note at a time.

The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good
is my religion.
Thomas Paine

The ideals which have
lighted my way, and time
after time have given me new courage
to face life cheerfully have been
kindness, beauty, and truth.
Albert Einstein

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Underage Drinking
Your brain will be shrinking.
Glad nothing too tricking
About being a chicken!

These are feral chickens who live free around Honolulu. I like these fellows with the bold
stripes among their black & white siblings.
I call them "The Wild Ones"

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Dive Depths Deep

A L O H A From Honolulu!
You have to be in the world
to understand what the
spiritual is about, and
you have to be spiritual
in order to truly be able
to accept what the
world is about.
    Mary Oliver

Dive, on mermaid
Your spirit take flight,
From the depths of your being
emit your own light.

The beauty and meaning
you search every day
Reside in your essence
a radiant, boundless ray.

Deceptively deep, this heart we hold,
A universe of stories untold.
With every beat a truth unfolds,
Timeless tide of all sweet souls.
       Cloudia Charters

When the night is cloudy,
there is still a light that shines
on me, shine on till
tomorrow, let it be.
Lennon & McCartney 
The Beatles

Looking for peace is like
looking for a turtle with a mustache:
You won't be able to find it. But
when your heart is ready,
peace will come looking for you.
   Ajahn Chah 

"Peep pEEp"

Originality is. . .
a by-product of sincerity. Marianne Moore

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