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---Alice Abrams

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Manic Monday - Night





I am a person of the night...I become invigorated the later it becomes and have on more than one occasion, read a book through the night to completion.

Mysterious, cool, sometimes stormy, the night is sometimes who we are.
My emotions play havoc with me and I cry quite easily at the slightest thing. One night in particular will forever stay in my memory.

It was our first visit to Hawai'i and we were walking along the shoreline of the beach at Honolulu. The music from the hotels wafted out on the night, sweet Hawai'ian songs. The others stayed close to the water and I walked a few feet away from them and leaned back against a palm tree, listening to the hypnotic sounds of the Hawai'ian people...the full moon was shining on the ocean, lapping right at the shore. It was too much for my soul to drink in at once - the music, the moon, the night...tears came and ran down my cheeks only to be dried by the soft tradewinds.
Some may say that the night is a time to be fearful of what we cannot see. For me, the night became a gift of what I could see, taste, hear and smell. My heart will always be on that wonderful place on the beach, in Honolulu...
Enjoy Manic Monday and visit our host, Mo~

14 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

That's so beautiful Gracie. Thanks for making me smile. Have a great day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Linda said...

Absolutely wonderful, Gracie. I could almost hear the waves lapping at the shore and the wind rustling through the palm trees overhead.

I'm more of a night person myself - mornings and I are not generally on speaking terms so I understand where you are coming from completely! Two more years and once Amanda graduates from high school it's back to evening shift for me!

Sanni said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend!
May you have a wonderful day...

Sending a big SMOOCH all the way from Germany :-****

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

finally i was able to get here honey! i have had the most trouble getting your blog to load! tonight it took about three minutes and i just waited, finally it did... don't know why.

miss you gracie! hope you get lots and lots of cake tomorrow!

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Desert Songbird said...

I hear you're having a birthday. Hope you have an incredible day!

Star8278 said...

HaPPY bIRTHdAY TO YOU!

sOMEONeLSE SpILLed THE bEAnS THAt It WAs yOUr bIRtHDay.

hOPE yOU haVE A gREAt dAY.

Ivanhoe said...

Sandee sent me over: Happy Birthday, Gracie!

Odat said...

What a beautiful sentiment. I find myself doing the same thing...I cry very easily and I also found out that I' am a night person now that I've retired~

Also,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Mo said...

I want to visit Hawaii
Will you be my tour guide?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

mo

Lois Grebowski said...

Sending you wonderful birthday wishes, hon!

Enjoy the day and have some cake!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Gracie,
Happy Birthday to you.

Love you sweetie. Have a great birthday. :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Just wanted to say hi and have a great Sunday sweetie. Hope the smoke has dissipated some. Big hug. :)

the teach said...

These are wonderful pix, Gracie! :)

Sandy B & Dick said...

Like, Bee, I have had trouble getting your site to load. Tried many times, but today I tried and left to go refill my coffee cup and that did the trick:-) Sending hugs your way!