Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sunlight Remains

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"Flowers always make 
people better, happier, 
and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food 
and medicine for the soul." 
      Luther Burbank






"When no possessions keep us
when no countries contain us
and no time detains us
man becomes a heroic wanderer
and woman, a wanderess."

           Roman Payne















"Birds sing after a storm; 
why shouldn't people feel 
as free to delight in 
whatever sunlight 
remains to them? "
                  Rose Kennedy

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day !

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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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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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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Tin How Temple

A  L  O  H  A !
 “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 
side!












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 
photograph!


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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