Saturday, April 13, 2024

Loud and Shy

A L O H A From Honolulu!

You are so nice I'll kiss you twice Once in the morning And one at night. You are a child and a sage. I'll kiss you in youth And again in old age. Cloudia Charters 

These hulls that danced
on ocean's crest,
Carry the weight
of every test,

In their knots,
legends keep,
Of journeys dared
and fate to meet.

Testament to starry lore,
In every knot, forevermore.

"On that first voyage, we were facing cultural extinction. There was no navigator from our culture left. The Voyaging Society looked beyond Polynesia to find a traditional navigator to guide Hōkūle‘a: Mau Piailug, a navigator from a small island called Satawal, in Micronesia. He agreed to come to Hawai‘i and guide Hōkūle‘a to Tahiti. Without him, our voyaging would never have taken place. Mau was the only traditional navigator who was willing and able to reach beyond his culture to ours."

The heart of a father is
the masterpiece of nature.
Antoine Francois Prevost

Trees give peace to the soul.

Nora Waln


For small creatures such as we
the vastness is bearable only through love. Carl Sagan

⅏ ⅏ ⅏ ⅏ ⅏ ⅏
Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Saturday Critters

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle
Courtesy of Mike Price