Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Trace The Lull

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Morning Fog Creeps In

“Fall in love

with the energy

of the mornings -

" -trace your fingers 

along the lull

of the afternoons -

" -take the spirit 
of the evenings
in your arms
kiss it deeply 

and then
make love
to the tranquility
of the nights.” 
                           Sanober Khan


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              Fondly, cloudia

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Diamond Head Near And Far

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“There's something wrong 
in not appreciating one's 
own special abilities, my girl. -

 " - Find your own limitations, 
yes, but don't limit yourself 
with false modesty.” 
                                   Anne McCaffrey


"The iconic silhouette of 
Diamond Head State Monument 
sits along the Honolulu skyline 
just beyond Waikiki.
 Leahi (brow of the tuna) in Hawaiian, 
the crater was named Diamond Head 
by 19th century British sailors 
who thought they discovered 
diamonds on the crater's slopes."

"All that we see or seem -

-is but a dream 
within a dream.”
            Edgar Allan Poe


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             Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Deity Presents Itself

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 Across the Nu`uanu Canal 
in Honolulu's Chinatown, 
you will discover 
Mission Of Hawaii since 1906. 

 Entering the sacred and magical precincts 
"Sacred places are typically marked 
with a shimenawa (special plaited rope).
Shimenawa mark the boundary 
between the sacred and the profane. 
They keep impurities out and 
purify the space within.

 Shishi 獅子  or Koma-inu 

"If we keep un-perverted 
the human heart
—which is like unto heaven 
and received from the earth—
that is God."

Shake the rope -ring the bell
That is a big wide Shimenawa
rope at the top!

John Wayne filmed a scene for
'Big Jim McClain' here in 1952.

"Even the wishes of an 
ant reach to heaven."

Let There Be Light

"The best and surest way 
to be one with the 
divine is sincerity."

Shinto paper lightening bolts
bring down the natural 
energies from Heaven.

Mundane tools to
maintain the sacred.
Note the SAKE case
and brooms.
Sake is used in ceremonies.

Back when this area was
Honolulu's Japantown,
the TOYO Theater echoed
the architecture of the Shrine
just up the block

'Still' from Big Jim McLain filmed at the Mission

"Even in one single leaf on a tree, 
or in one blade of grass,
 the awesome Deity presents itself."


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               Fondly, cloudia