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

ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ ᳱ
Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Sign on a van belonging to
A Lion Dance Troop 


Elephant's Child said...

Love the comparison between the moon, a storm and the sea...

roentare said...

I find the concept of quail fighting quite a disturbing thought

Cloudia said...

Yes. Thank you both.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful moon! Love the ducklings and the quail.
Take care, have a great day!

s.c said...

Maybe Marcus Aurelius meant " don't worry about complete nonsense " but great that such texts so old still attract attention.

Sandi said...

Everything can change. :)

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks alert.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Beautiful photos and sentiments as always. Blessings, Cloudia!

RedPat said...

Pixie is disturbed by the thoughts of quail fighting, Cloudia. ;-)

Teresa said...

Either Pixie is disturbed by the thought of quail fighting or she is in the process of composing a song entitled "Everybody loves quail bird fighting..." We will not know until she begins singing it to the moon from her skywalk one night.

Sandee said...

Beautiful birds and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Tom said...

...Robert Reich is a bright man!

Lydia C. Lee said...

Sweet pics. Visiting from #TravelTuesday

My GBGV Life said...

Change is a big part of life. It is not always for the best, but people need to at least try to see why it could be good rather than criticize anything new which they love to do.

magiceye said...

Lovely your photos and poem Aloha! 🙏

rupam sarma said...

Amazing sky view, Cute duckling, quail bird, Lovely Pixie :)
Beautiful post. Greetings