Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Trophies

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". . . and the Sun has perished
out of heaven, and an 
evil mist hovers over all."
             Homer, The Odyssey 

San Francisco's North Bay
was cloudy. But then skies
cleared enough to see the
end of the eclipse
in our Sky Mirror.

Ok. It's a basin of water.
But it worked!

The sun regulates and effects us 
on so many biological levels.

We all know how it creates electricity, 
and grows all our food. Well I felt a
disquiet as the already grey day darkened.

Birds did not sing, or use the feeders.

When the sun returned, especially the
customary afternoon Summer sun and
blue skies around the Bay, I felt / feel
renewed and happy! 

Glad too, that Americans
could agree on the value of
SOMETHING, even for one day. 

Let it be a good sign
as the Wisdom of the Crowd 
appraises the real condition
of our national affairs.

"But you can't fool all the 
people ALL the time."
US. President, Abraham Lincoln

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          Warmly, cloudia

Monday, August 21, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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North Beach Intimations

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"Language of the Birds"  Sculpture Group;
       Jazz Mural [behind]
 Broadway & Columbus, San Francisco

“The air was soft, 
the stars so fine, the 
promise of every cobbled 
alley so great, that 
I thought I was 
in a dream.” 
     Jack Kerouac

“One day I will find 
the right words, 
and they will 
be simple.” 
     Jack Kerouac

“Live, travel, 
adventure, bless, 
and don't be sorry.” 
      Jack Kerouac

"Be in love
with your life.
Every minute of it."
            Jack Kerouac

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      Warmly, cloudia

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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Warmly, cloudia