Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?

The crescent moon kept Koko and me company on our walk this morning until we ran into my neighbor Andy and his dog, who joined us, offering laughter and conversation, though not so spirited as yesterday's discussion on just how the whole business of Hawaiian independence/sovereignty might work.

I'll delve into that in another post, as well as the topic of vacation rentals. I've got some hot new info on that one, but lately I've been pressed for time, what with trying to finish work and get ready for yet another trip to America. I'm headed to Portland today, where there's about a foot of snow on the ground in the city, below freezing temperatures and more snow expected tomorrow.

It's quite a shift from the sunshine that turned a light rain into a tiny specks of gold as Andy and I parted ways this morning, but the warmth of hanging with two older sisters, a brother-in-law and a niece, none of whom I've seen in quite a while, will take the edge of the chill. Meanwhile, blogging is likely to be sporadic over the next week.

I'm not much of a Christmas person, what with all the religious and materialistic overtones, but I wanted to share this photo of the lights that hang outside my window. In the photographing process, the lights somehow took the shape of hearts, so it seemed a fitting tribute to the true message of the season: peace and love.

Here's to more of it!


Anonymous said...

Reason for the Season..... to bring on the light! Mahalo for all you share Joan! Mele Kalikimaka a me Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!

Ed Coll said...

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

Anonymous said...

Elvis Costello once referred to Ray Charles as a "blind, ignorant nigger."

Anonymous said...

Elvis Costello? "What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding" was written by Nick Lowe, and comments by people like Elvis (if he said such a thing and it was not taken out of context is why its slippin` away,