Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Tin How Temple

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 “Travel makes one modest. 
You see what a tiny 
place you occupy 
in the world.” 
      Gustave Flaubert

Into busy, crowded, 
jumbled, historic, 
San Francisco Chinatown!
As mysterious as a 
pyramid tower disappearing 
into the fog. . . looking for
the Taoist temple. . . Tien Hau

1910 - The 'New' Building
"Right place, but this does NOT
look like a temple." You might say.
But long years enjoying Honolulu's
Chinatown have taught me:
Look at the little door at the 

I know there will be a LONG walk
up many stairs, to the temple itself
on the top floor. Here we see
European tourists ready to leave.

I was up there: Top Floor.
Oh the art I saw
and could not 

You can read more about
the oldest Chinese Temple
in America  Here.

Though some Honolulu
temples might be older,
they were founded in the
Kingdom Of Hawaii,
NOT America. So I
concede the honorific
with respects
to each place:
My former longtime home
and my becoming
New One.

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           Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Taking 'Bout HummngBird

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“Some of my old memories 
feel trapped in amber 
in my brain, lucid and 

- while others 
are like the wing beat 
of a hummingbird, 
an intangible, 
ephemeral blur.” 
               Mira Bartok

"Hummingbird darts
 lightly through the world, 
spreading its message 
of joy and beauty, and 
teaching us to appreciate
 the wonder and magic 
of everyday existence. -

-Hummingbird brings 
the gift of joy
Learn to laugh
 and be happy."

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Making "Luck"

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"Every positive thought 
is a silent prayer
which will 
change your life."
            Bryant McGill 

"Forgiveness is not 
an occasional act, it
 is a constant attitude. "
      Martin Luther King, Jr

"The best and most beautiful 
things in the world cannot be 
seen nor even touched, 
but just felt in the heart."
           Anne Sullivan

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Pleasure If You Know

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"Make happy those 
who are near, and 
those who are 
far will come."
        Chinese Proverb

Only by meeting 
someone where she is,
 can you take her 
anywhere else. 

Barking Boat Dog
"Criticism is easy 
but it does not create."
         Nigerian Proverb

"As for old age, 
embrace and love it. 
It abounds with pleasure
 if you know how to use it. 
The gradually declining years 
are among the sweetest 
in a man's life, and I 
maintain that, even when
 they have reached the 
extreme limit, they have 
their pleasure still. "

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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We Are Contra

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If every prayer
was answered in a
predictable way
then it wouldn't
be a prayer.
It would be

a transaction.

 Someone said
that every prayer
is heard, and
is answered.
But sometimes
the answer is "No"
for our own good.

 Every day unnoticed
we are helped
in a million ways.
Still we get to
"do it ourselves" in
an enduring mystery
of our being.

We are mysterious beings
who are often quite 
Apparent contradictions
appear near the source
of great truths.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Plays Soft 0n Her Flute

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 How can I claim
to understand another
when I am a 
mystery to myself?

"The wall is silence, 
the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace 
their vigil keep,

- And the Fairy of Dreams 
with moth-wings furled
Plays soft on her flute 
to the drowsy world."
                       Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

“If you can't 
change your fate, 
change your attitude.”
        Amy Tan

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Nothing is Something

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“Well, my brother 
says Hello. So, 
hooray for 
speech therapy.”
            Emo Philips

“Most people don't
 bother about their 
friends in the 
vegetable kingdom.”  
       Frank Zappa

"Rain beats a leopard's skin, 
but it does not wash 
out the spots. "
African Proverb, Ashanti, Ghana

"We have lost the art 
of doing nothing, of 
shutting out the background
 noise and distractions, 
of slowing down and 
simply being alone
 with our thoughts."
                 Carl HonorΓ©

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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A L O H A !

"Nature is an angel's 
favorite hiding place. "
    Terri Guillemets

“. . .She finds an innocuous corner in 
which to spin her web. 
The longer the web takes, the 
more fabulous its construction. 
She has no need to chase. 
She sits quietly, her patience a
consummate force; she waits. . .” 
     Donna Lynn Hope

Oh Go Ahead! Click On THIS One
"Patience isn't a virtue; 
it's a necessity."
       Lou Holtz

"What people in the 
world think of you is really 
none of your business."
            Martha Graham

Just love others and 
you will worry less about 
what they think of you. 

Today's post is all about 
the inner truths of ALOHA.
It is a way of life - 
not a mere greeting


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