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8 Nov. 16 [[strikethrough]] January 8 [[/strikethrough]] Hirashima tells me that doctors are very poor in Japan. Only 1 percent owning a motor car. We will be arriving in Honolulu at 7:30 or eight P.M. I have already been told there is not much native dancing to be seen except at certain festivals - (a Mrs. Chambers who has made her home there these past four years, has not yet seen them.) The tourist Beachcomber will have to provide the interest this evening - Again & again the sea of clouds change form, sometimes resembling angry waves battling each other, sometimes lather erupting. One beautiful image is that of an abstract figure of a woman (Snow Lady in the Sky) Deep blue greyed shadows on cool, smoky whites. It is now six P.M. & as we approach land, the cloud formations are more dispersed, looking like shapes of melting snow on the water while in the distance, wonder of wonders, a grouping of clouds create the mirage of a huge iceberg. 9 Nov. 16 - January 9 'Let not mine eyes forget the wonders thou hast created and given me to see, O Lord.' I have for some time been thinking of a series of 'Tree' Paintings - for the four seasons. Just shapes, branches & forms against the sky. Now I would like to plan a group of 'Earth' ptgs. and 'Cloud' ptgs! The clouds as they change with the light take on smoky ceruleans, umbers, palest violets & lovely cream whites. Now they rise like feathery tree tops, one layer floating above the other. Now a group ressembling small icebergs seem to rise out of the sea casting their shadows into the waters beneath them. 'Snow Idols of Alabaster' carved in relief by the heavenly hand of the Master. Eight o'clock - a red-orange sunset sky against a dark violet a stormy, tremendous sea of clouds which reminds me of yesterdays
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