Woman in Hawai’i – Part 3

April 27 I woke up several times in the night because of the unfamiliar surroundings and because I’m a pee-three-times-a-night kind of gal. Kai was awake at 4am and when I woke up more reasonably at 7am, she was gone. I found her on the lanai with the cats taking sound recordings of the birds,Continue reading “Woman in Hawai’i – Part 3”

Woman in Hawai’i – Part 2

April 26 We arrived at the airport around 1:30am, and we were all a little looped! We bid farewell to our friends and hunkered into YYZ. We wandered around looked for places to sleep: we tried the plastic Muskoka chairs, the black twisty couches, and finally this padded oval by the information desk, but IContinue reading “Woman in Hawai’i – Part 2”

She Speaks: Aloha – Remember to Breathe

Half an hour later, I was holding my breath, jackknifing into the water, plunging to the ocean floor to fly along with the fish, then surfacing, blasting the water from my snorkel with a sharp exhalation, a short inhale, then a full inhale once certain the water is cleared. I had found my hâ again.