Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tea Fragrance Room

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Life gives us more gifts in a day
than we unwrap in a year.
John Sarris 

Poised as a statue carved in concrete,
The only stillness on the street
Delivery trucks rumble cacophony, Yet her silence blooms in mystery. Scent of frying noodles
sweet and strong, As Chinatown shoppers
hurry along...
Cloudia Charters
Char Hung Sut means
Tea Fragrance Room
[smell of the tea-house]

Laughter is the shortest 
distance between two people.
              Victor Borge 

 'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;

Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
        Henry Burton

I like the intimation that
our actions reverberate far
further than we know.
And that someday we may
fully appreciate how far!

Self-control is something
for which I do not strive.
Self-control means wanting to be
effective at some random point
in the infinite radiations of
my spiritual existence.
Franz Kafka
Me Too!


Love You
Pixie & Cloudia




Katerinas Blog said...

Good morning Claudia.
Your quote about Chinatown reflects modern atom !
Have a beautiful Tuesday!

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear

Teresa said...

You're post about the aromas of Chinatown is making me hungry! I can feel Pixie's infinite radiance, too... Powerful post today.

roentare said...

I would love to visit the tea fragrance room

Elephant's Child said...

Like roentare I would love to visit the tea fragrance room. I agree with you about Henry Burton's quote too.

s.c said...

Great as always.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful words Cloudia!
I love the pretty flowers, the cute ducklings and your sweet Pixie!
Take care, enjoy your day!

Anvilcloud said...

Good quote from Borge on laughter.

Barbara Rogers said...

I loved your flower/ducks/cat and person photos...as well as the quotes!

RedPat said...

Wonderful words. Love the wee ducks, Cloudia. ;-)

Cloudia said...

Each of you is a gift to us. So appreciated! Aloha friends

Sandee said...

Love the ducklings. So beautiful. Almost as beautiful as Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Tom said...

...have a ducky day!

LoveT. said...

I love the quote about laughter

EricaSta said...

Hallo Cloudia, I enjoyed reading here again... especially the sweet ducks.
Have a wonderful week. Greetings by Heidrun

Mike said...

Another great sky shot.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The photo of this young lady certainly makes me wonder what she is thinking. Great words and photo, Cloudia.

Kathy G said...

I had not heard the Victor Borge quote before, but it's fantastic. And so is the Kafka/Pixie one :-)

Rostrose said...

The Chinatown poem is great - and so are your photos and quotes.
The ducklings are particularly adorable <3
Our actions (and also words, for example when blogging) can definitely resonate, dear Cloudia, and can make a difference, create a reverberation.
Please give Pixie some loving caresses from me, dear Cloudia :-)
All the best, Traude

magiceye said...

Loved your verse and your photos!

William Kendall said...

Cute ducklings!

Sandee said...

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches to Pixie. ♥