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"


Elephant's Child said...

How I love Albert Einstein's ideals. Mine too. A work in progress.

Cloudia said...

Values that you and I share deeply. What a pleasure to have a supportive friend like you! Aloha

Andrew said...

I've never seen hens with that colouring. The wild ones are very interesting.

William Kendall said...

Pixie wants a belly rub.

eileeninmd said...

I have never seen buskers looking so young.
Love the cute chicks and Pixie is always a favorite.
Happy Memorial Day! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!

Tom said...

...Amen, Sister!

RedPat said...

Those buskers look a bit sad, Cloudia. Love the chicken. ;-)

John A Hill said...

To do good is a good religion.
I think I'll make it mine, too.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The photo of the children so touched my heart . . .
Blessings, Cloudia!

LoveT. said...

Wonderful post!
Have a fantastic new week

Teresa said...

I'm with Pixie. I love that boy band, although it looks like they might still be learning to play their instruments. "The Wild Ones" is a great name for a boy band; maybe the feral chickens can teach those kids a thing or two ;)

Cloudia said...

Wonderful T! Each of these comments is a wonderful gift and I so appreciate seeing you my friends. Aloha!

Sandee said...

A most entertaining post. Love the quotes and love the photography. I love seeing Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

roentare said...

The kids basking is a peaceful image

Barbara Rogers said...

I am totally in love with Pixie's sweet white furry belly!

DVArtist said...

Great post. Really like seeing the boys in that photo. Have a nice evening.

magiceye said...

Loved the 2nd photo the best!

Iris Flavia said...

Cute boys.
And great quotes again.
Cute chicken, too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos! Pixie is gorgeous. Happy T Day, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

That's fascinating that there are feral chickens. Their chicks are cute. And those boys don't look too thrilled like their parents are making them pose. Grin. I hope you have a great T day.

NCSue said...

Thanks, Cloudia, for sharing at

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Kindness, beauty, and truth. Einstein was a wise man. Those darling "troubadours" made a great photo.

Underage drinking. I've seen several teens who turned into alcoholics when they became adults. I do LOVE those feral chickens, though. That made a great shot for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia. Thanks for sharing.

Lisca said...

Cute buskers and even cuter Pixie. I just want to rub her tummy!
Feral chickens? I have never seen those. I don’t think we have those in Spain. They have nice colouring/ pattern too.
As always I love your quotes.
Happy T-Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

Einstein's quote about beauty is fitting for the beautiful Pixie. Her eyes are so mesmerizing. Happy T Day

nwilliams6 said...

Albert E. was brilliant. Love Pixie, but today the chickens win. How fun they run all around free. Something or someone would eat them here. We have tried to have them a few times but something ate them each time. So sad. Great post as always. Happy T-day and hugz

Spyder said...

such a cute pussy cat! I've seen a chicken eat a mouse in one glup! I was sure I came to visit earlier, but must've for got to click the comment! Happy Late T Day!

Rambling Woods said...

yes....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