Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News Fasting

A L O H A !
" You yourself, 
as much as anybody
 in the entire universe,
 deserve your love
 and affection. "
                Buddha









Tiny People on a Tiny Bridge -OR Am I Dreaming?

" There are very few 
monsters 
that warrant the 
fear we have 
of them."
       Andre " Le Giant" Gide





"The light of the future
 casts the shadows 
of tomorrow."
                 Sun Ra 




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You and I care;
We are not sociopaths.

When we see others
in pain
we feel pain too.

Heartbreak, we know,
causes brain activity
identical to physical
pain.

People, and animals
even die of a broken
heart.

Today our world
is hyper-linked.
And thanks for that,
or I would not 
even know
Y O U.

But it also means
that we are exposed
to war, violence,
intransigence,
ignorance,
intolerance and greed
24/7 with
each breaking news
story.

We must be aware,
we must vote
and share
our truth.

BUT NOT
All Day / Every Day.

The first meal
of the day
is called
"Break Fast."

Digestion is best
when given regular
rest.

Your heart,
brain,
and soul
too.

After leaving Your
"Hello" in comments,
visit another online
friend, play with
you family.

Just rest
from news
for awhile.

Whatever is good,
or beautiful 
or true-
feast on THAT.

After all:
We ARE what
we eat!

I love you,
                                 cloudia

Monday, July 21, 2014

Emotionally True Pancake

A   L   O   H   A !
"Sit down before fact
 as a little child, 
be prepared to 
give up every 
preconceived notion... 
or you shall learn
 nothing."
                       Thomas H. Huxley







"I have never 
been hurt 
by anything 
I didn't say."
                 Calvin Coolidge






 "There ain't no pancake 
so thin 
it ain't got two sides. ..."



"The first pancake 
is always lumpy." 
 Russian Proverb


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When I worked with teens
I was very invested in 
giving them my attention
and believing in them.


Sometimes they complained
about some person or situation:

The principal said-
Mom said-

Yes, Mom, 
or the Principal
can be rude,
or even wrong.

B U T

By going off half-cocked,
based on 1 person's version
I have learned to my
embarrassment
that there are 
ALWAYS
at LEAST two sides
to everything,
two versions of every story.


I have learned
to withhold judgement
instead of reacting
passionately.

(What was that Grandma
said about counting 
to ten?)

My version of events
is Emotionally True
to me.

Yours to You.

Yet, those truths
are but parts
of a bigger
T r  u  t  h.

I have learned
not to argue with 
Emotional Truths.
They are facts.

It is a rare person
who can see beyond
their own
Emotional Truths
to walk a mile
in the Other's shoes.

I work towards being that person.
Join us.

Together we can
change the
Way the World 
Works!

Who's with me?

                      Fondly, cloudia

Bonus Info:

No matter how flat you make a pancake, 
it still has two sides. 
Step into the other person's shoes 
and try to see their side of the story. 
Try to understand the other person 
and why they acted in a hurtful way. 
Try not to judge them. 
Conversely, examine your role in the feud. 
Did you do or saying something hurtful? 
Did you promise something 
and then back out of your agreement? 
Keep in mind 
the other person 
probably has some valid points that you need 
to weigh and consider. 
"Dr. Phil" McGraw.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hawaiian Ranch Mural

On a TRUCK!  

A  L   O  H  A,    Y'All!
 Oh look, Tex: a FENCE too!!!

Kolohe means
 "rascal", "wild"
 in the Hawaiian 
language






I'm the cowgirl in pink

See other cool murals

Thanks Pardner!
                                cloudia

Rhyming Red End of the Spectrum

A  L  O  H  A !

Pink Sky -

 Be My Guy





Pink Castle -

 I'm Your Vassal













 Pink Flower 

Symbol of Power










Shade Fella, 

Left Umbrella












Low Crescent Moon -





Horizon Last June








Smooth Groove -
Approve? Remove?


([:])

Thanks, Friends!
                                          cloudia

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Things To Do Every Day

A  L  O  H  A !
Study the sky long enough to see
 the clouds move and change.











Go outside. Walk Around. 
Share Friendship With an Animal
That's THREE right there!





Pause to remember that 
Life is a mystery,
guarded guided by 
mysterious
Energies









Make room in your heart
for your own limitations -








 Wonder


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Thank You!
                                        cloudia

Friday, July 18, 2014

Skywatch Hawaii

A L O H A !
Sky Galleon Over Waikiki






Lenticular Saucer of Light






"The outer space beings
 are my brothers. 
They sent me here. 
They already
 know my music."
                        Sun Ra 








Castles Mountains Majesty Pacific



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See other Sky Watchers


                               Warmly, cloudia




Humility is Not Humiliation

A  L  O  H  A !
Bow to the Sun

Your greatest fear
is
Your Biggest

O P P O R T U N I T Y

[ FEAR-PORTUNITY? ] 



“Every person 
that you meet 
knows something 
you don't; 
learn from them.” 
                  H. Jackson Brown Jr






" Pride makes us 
artificial and 
humility makes 
us real."
                 Thomas Merton







Self Portrait

"Humility is 
the solid foundation 
of all virtues."
              Confucius

"Posturing
is for punks!"
            cloudia




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Seems to me
our culture has lost 
the distinction
 between humility 
and humiliation. 



Comment Pixie?

"It ain't the heat,
 it's the humility."
         Yogi Berra

[ where did she find that? ]

Thanks for visiting us!
                                                          cloudia