Friday, April 24, 2015

Flower Flect

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
Self Portrait Reflection
" Be pleasant
 until ten o'clock 
in the morning and
 the rest of the day 
will take care 
of itself. "
Elbert Hubbard



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“ In the cherry blossom’s shade,
 There is no such thing 
as a stranger.” 
 Issa


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Thank You!
                   Warmly, cloudia

Sky High Yipee

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
British: "Yippee"
 " My future starts 
when I wake up 
every morning... 
Every day I find 
something creative to 
do with my life. "
                                 Miles Davis













 " I have always grown 
from my problems
 and challenges, 















- from the things that 
don't work out, 
that's when I've
 really learned."
                          Carol Burnett



















" A hippopotamus can 
be made invisible
 in dark water. "
                             African Proverb



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Thank You!
              Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

SkyWatch Blue and Green

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Stress is 

an ignorant state.














  It believes that 

everything is an 

emergency. -









- Nothing is that important. "
                           Natalie Goldberg

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Thank YOU
for Floating with Us!
                                                       cloudia


Over The Fence

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
The last touristy, crappy, 
cheap bazaar, 
that WAS the 
International Marketplace 
is no more. 
Becoming transformed
behind the magician's fence
into another upscale expensive
SPEND-A-RAMA!

But the venerable banyan
that has seen so much:
drunken sailors,
lovebirds of all ages,
been crowned with
nesting rats for decades,
is being revived
as a pampered 
Luxe-Lady.

Nesting for
an entirely other
breed of rodent
bearing the 
Golden Token
- to enjoy their
Golden Moment -
Providing that
square foot
dollar quotient.

And still the sun
pours down on all
like lotion.

Or is that
just my notion?

Thanks for 
Your Patience!
                                "Childlike Charters"

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Paradise Plastered

A   L   O   H   A   from   Honolulu!

" They paved paradise,
Put up a parking lot -"
                        Joni Mitchell




But we left PLENTY
of Paradise too-
"Always keep your smile. 
That's how I explain 
my long life." 
                        Jeanne Calment 

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Thanks!
                        cloudia

Courage Gentle and Patient

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Outward courage 
dares to die; 
Inner courage 
dares to live. "
                              Lao Tzu












" The overcautious 
accomplish little. "
                           Johann Friedrich Von Schiller














" Good ideas are not 
adopted automatically. 
They must be 
driven into practice
 with courageous
 patience. "
                           Hyman Rickover














Traditional Hawaiian Greeting
" The 
important thing
 in life is
 courage. "
                          Woody Allen





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I'm on a Courage Kick.
Feels like a new thing.

Strange, because it
took a lot of courage
just to 
survive my childhood.

But courage has 
to do
with a choice.

Running away
is instinctive -
as is 
fighting back.

I did both,
relying on instinct
a lot back then.

Reliable guidance
was lacking.

Some creatures
'play dead'
which, looking back,
is what I did
on the inside.

So many feelings,
so much hurt 
and turmoil.

Quieting all those 
bad feelings
was priority
and job
one.

I put them into
therapeutic coma.

So I was tough
cause life had been
tough with me.

Now it takes
Courage
to see what 
really is-

About me
about Life
about You
and each of us.

Life takes
a certain measure
of courage;
Amounts differ
with each unique
recipe
for each unique
"Who I Really Am.'

Pleased to meet me!

Pleased to meet You too.

I'm not tough,
I'm brave.

Brave enough
to be gentle;

How about You?

                     Fondly, cloudia



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Birdy Tweet

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
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" True success is 
overcoming the fear 
of being unsuccessful. " 
                          Paul Sweeney












" The people who matter 
will recognize
 who you are. " 
                    Alan Cohen




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