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Kaua'i 1994-2000

Queen's Bath

Waimea Sunset

Other Kaua'i Pictures:

Waimea Canyon
Hanalei Valley
Polihale (where the spirits of the dead enter the water)

June 10, 2000: Hanalei Bay from the Alaka'i Swamp Trail

[to be flying again ...]

Early Mornin' Rain

In the early mornin' rain
With a dollar in my hand
And an aching in my heart
And my pockets full of sand
I'm a long ways from home
And I missed my loved one so
In the early mornin' rain
With no place to go
Out on runway number nine
Big 707 set to go
Well I'm out here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows
Where the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
There she goes my friend
She's rolling out at last
Hear the mighty engines roar 
See the silver wing on high 
She's away and westward bound
For above the clouds she flies
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home
In about three hours time
This ol' airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and drunk as I might be
Can't jump a jet plane 
Like you can a freight train 
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain

(Words & music by Gordon Lightfoot)


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

      Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 19-28)
      William Shakespeare

Remember when the days were long 
And rolled beneath a deep blue sky 
Didn't have a care in the world 
With mommy and daddy standin' by 
But "happily ever after" fails 
And we've been poisoned by these fairy tales 
The lawyers dwell on small details 
Since daddy had to fly 

But I know a place where we can go 
That's still untouched by men 
We'll sit and watch the clouds roll by 
And the tall grass wave in the wind 
You can lay your head back on the ground 
And let your hair fall all around me 
Offer up your best defense 
But this is the end 
This is the end of the innocence

     --- Bruce Hornsby and Don Henley

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind

Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, all your money won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind

     --- Kansas

It's hard to tell the night time from the day.
     --- Eagles
You know the day destroys the night 
Night divides the day 
Tried to run 
Tried to hide 
Break on through to the other side
     --- The Doors

0:6:26     22.Jan: 6 months -- the blink of an eye and yet forever.

This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us
      --- Queen

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
                         --- Dylan Thomas


22.July.2014   1:12:52   65 moments of silence

July 22, 2014: 1 year already; July 29: 30 years; July 20: 70 years

(hilt on the sword of Mars, Louvre)
I want my eyes
I want my eyes

So dark

Shadows move down
Roll on the ground
They take me


     --- Cosmetics

(accompaniment, 00:56+)

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure
without losing your enthusiasm.
                  ---  Winston Churchill  (1874-1965)

sic transit gloria mundi

Mathematical thinking is like surfing: There is a wave for everyone. Some are too big, some are too small, but every now and then one feels at harmony with the world. And that's what it's all about.

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