Thursday, March 5, 2015

SkyWatch Honolulu

A   L   O   H   A     from   Honolulu!
 “The storm starts, when the drops 
start droppingWhen the drops 
stop dropping then the storm 
starts stopping.” 
                                  Dr. Seuss










 "Although the world 
is full of suffering, 
it is also full of 
the overcoming of it." 
                    Helen Keller 












" As the sun makes ice melt,
 kindness causes 
misunderstanding,
 mistrust and hostility
 to evaporate. " 
         Albert Schweitzer


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Thank You!
Expansively,
                                     cloudia

Moat Or Fence, Your Highness?

A  L  O  H  A   from USA's Only 
                              Royal Palace
IOLANI  PALACE, 
Seat of Hawaiian Royalty
High Chiefs 
occupied this piece of land
in today's downtown Honolulu.
behind a wooden palisades. 
In 1862 this magnificent 
palace was built.
[Makai/seaward side] 
Illuminated by 
Edison Electric 
before the White House 
was electrified!








Mauka/Mountain Side






You can see the monarchy era 
Troop Barracks
through this 19th Century gate.








A proper castle! 
Look at those regal spikes!
King Kalakaua was 
the first royal head of state 
to make a journey around the world. 
He was a favorite personality
 all over Europe, visiting
his brother royals.

Glance inside the book
"Around the World With a King"
Click on "Preview"
to see a smashing 
frontispiece of the King.

Today the book is
chiefly noteworthy
for the blatant,
matter of fact racism
of the author's
 attitude towards
his Hawaiian King! 

The Caucasian (Hawaiian)
officials who accompanied
the beloved King
[including author]
were HIS APPOINTEES
and SUBJECTS!

The chief job of 
Hawaiian royals from
Kamehameha the Great
onward, was to remain
independent and not a
colony in a frankly colonial
age. This they accomplished
with great dignity
until island-born
American business men
[including the children of missionaries]
overthrew the monarchy
in a bloodless coup
because Queen Liliuokalani
wanted none of her people
shot. And she trusted in the 
justice of the USA,
even lobbying Congress
in person!

She did fly the US
flag over her lovely
[private] home during
WWI.
You see, this was not
so very long ago.

We are all guests
of the Hawaiian People.

That should ALWAYS
be respected!


- 1883 -
Aloha `Oe
"Aloha to You"
                   warmly, cloudia

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GOOD FENCES

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's A Sign

A L O H A from Honolulu! 
Korean Yakiniku at Choi's Garden!

" Gratitude is the sign 
of noble souls. "
                   Aesop








" Chance is perhaps 
the pseudonym of God 
when he does not wish 
to sign his work. "
                   Anatole France

View SIGNS around the world




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Thank YOU
for Your
Playful Spirit!
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Anonymous Enough

A  L  O  H  A    from   Honolulu!

" Keep your faith 
in all beautiful things; 
in the sun 
when it is hidden, 
in the Spring 
when it is gone. "
                              Roy R. Gilson






" Coincidences
are God's way
of remaining
anonymous. "
                 Einstein






" At some point in life,
the world's beauty
becomes enough.
You don't need to
photograph, paint,
or even remember it.
It is enough. "
         Toni Morrison


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Thank You!
           Warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spirit Always

M E O W   from  Honolulu
" Spirit always 
stands still long enough 
for the photographer 
It has chosen. "
                             Minor White


 =^..^=

Thank You
           Warmly, cloudia

Walking Waikiki Together

A  L  O  H  A    from   Honolulu!
" Relationships are 
never chance events. "
                             Keith Ablow











 " That awe, wonder and beauty 
promote healthier levels of
[ immune-boosting anti-inflammatory ]
cytokines suggests that
the things we do 
to experience these emotions

- taking a walk in nature,
losing oneself in music,
beholding art-

have a direct influence
upon health and 
life expectancy. "
                     Dacher Keltner,
                                    Reasearcher










" For a long time 
I have been of the opinion
 that artists don't necessarily
 know what they're doing. 
You don't necessarily know 
what kind of universal concept 
you're tapping into." 
                                  Leonard Nimoy



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Finding Awe,
Ahhhh,
& beauty in our
sharing,
has a pro-health
effect
on us sharers.

Thanks for playing
Your special part!

                   Warmly, cloudia

Linking to Our World Tuesday

Monday, March 2, 2015

Worry Time

Is Wasted Time-
A  L  O  H  A  from  Honolulu!
"To revel in 
the wonders of life,
 to think, 
to remember, to dream
 - this is to know
 happiness." 
                      Giancarlo Di Gratsi


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" The smallest deed 
is better than 
the greatest intention. "
                                      John Burroughs














 ' When you do things 
from your soul, 
you feel a river 
moving in you,
 a joy. ' 
                 Rumi



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Thank You
for Visiting!
               Fondly, cloudia