Sunday, June 30, 2024

Vast And Cheer

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Dad & Daughter

Hand in hand
feeling grand
Off the cement
in touch
with the land
Memories are built
of this
Trust for the future
Possibilities of bliss.

Throughout the years
Her soul can again
Return to her
early mornings
Walking along
with him.
Cloudia Charters

Symphony Skies

Most symphonies, however, are wordless. They are built only of tones, nonlinguistic sounds vibrating in the air, and somehow, we take them to heart and feel that they speak to us more deeply than words ever could.
M.T. Anderson.
Symphony for the City of the Dead

Golden Shower Tree Flower
You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. Les Brown

Best Friends
Grand adventures need not roam, Vastness is found close to home. Stretch your mind
let wonder bloom,
No fortune spent
to chase the moon.

Craving vastness, don't despair, Grand adventures
hide right there.
Whispers in a
hidden space. Walks on sand,
a friendly face,

Friendly eyes
and open mind,
Expansive moments there to find. Walk beneath
a starlit sky, Wander where
the wild things lie.

For vastness hides
in plainest sight, Awaiting you with pure delight.
Cloudia Charters

Don't forget to
enjoy the game.
George H. W. Bush & Pixie

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To

Monday Murals

Take to the Skies
with KittyBunny!

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Perfect Hat Perfect Hero

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Calling bigotry an opinion is
like calling arsenic a flavour. 
Jack Cameron

Manu O Ku- Pacific White Tern

Kindness always wins. 
Oseola McCarty *

Rainbow Shower Tree Blossoms
If what I say
resonates with you,
it is merely because we
are both branches
on the same tree.
W. B. Yeats

Golden Shower Tree Fantasy

God favors those
who delight in being.
Criss Jami

My experience is 
that the teachers 
we need most are 
the people we're living 
with right now.
           Byron Katie


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Title  Match:

It can be difficult to choose
a hat to suit our personality.
When you meet someone
who has successfully found it,
you Just Know!

* Washerwoman Oseola McCarty cleaned other people's clothes for over seventy years. She gifted $150,000 (much of her life savings) to the University of Southern Mississippi for aid to needy students. "So they won't have to work as hard as I did."

Friday, June 28, 2024

Better By Far

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Better by far you should forget
and smile than that you should
remember and be sad.
     Christina Rossetti

I love those who can
smile in trouble.
Leonardo da Vinci

Instead of wondering
when your next vacation is,
maybe you ought to set up a life
you don't need to escape from.
Seth Godin

A face without a smile
is like a flower
not yet blooming!

Anyone can smile
on their best day.
I like to meet a man who
can smile on his worst.
Lauren Graham *

Smile, and let the
world wonder why.
Minnie Mouse 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

All the statistics
in the world
can’t measure the
warmth of a smile.
    Chris Hart

She says "man" because
most women ROUTINELY do this!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Dream Tossing

A L O H A From Honolulu!

To live is so startling it 
leaves little time 
for anything else.
         Emily Dickinson

 Get lost in love, and
hate won’t find you.

The way you alchemize a
soulless world into a sacred world
is to treat everyone as if they
are sacred until the sacred
in them remembers.
      Sarah Durham

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin

I was very fortunate to play sports.
All the anger in me went out.
I had to do what I had to do.
If you stay angry all the time, then
you really don’t have a good life 
Willie Mays

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Cat's Advice

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
Eyes that hold
the morning sun, World unseen
by adults has begun. Child mind is a
canvas bright, Where dreams are born
and take to flight -
- Colors dance
with joyful glee, A house! A horse!
Flowers! A tree! Purple leaves
before a sky of lime, Worlds unbound
by space and time. -

- In glowing light
this heart so true, Explores magic creation
just for you. Oh, let them paint
with messy glee, This world they'll craft
for you and me.
The most precious gift
of heart alight, Serves boundless sparks
of pure delight.
Cloudia Charters

I promise you, friend: You can handle What Is; But never tangle with What If.       

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Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Obscure Craze of the Roman Empire

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The greatest enemy
of positive social change
is cynicism about
what can be changed.
Robert Reich

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

California Quail
Photo taken in Calif.
A fresher gale begins
to wave the wood,
and stir the stream, sweeping
with shadowy gust the
fields of corn; while the quail
clamors for his running mate.
James Thomson

Be both soft and wild.
Just like the Moon.
Or the storm. Or the sea.
   Victoria Erickson

Don't waste time on nonsense.
Nor be taken in by conjurors and
hoodoo artists with their talk.
Don't be obsessed with 
or other crazes like that.
Marcus Aurelius

Quail Fighting?
Are they especially pugnacious birds?
More good advice from the 
Master and one time Roman Emperor. 
But chosen chiefly for the echo to
the Quail above.
And so another day in

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Sign on a van belonging to
A Lion Dance Troop