Honestly, the gall – for a white man to buy land in Hawai’i, where there were NO TREATIES to cede land to colonizers, gate it off, including an entrance to the Place of Refuge, and then act like HIS MONEY should mean something to us!
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”
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”
I had a great talk with my mom and we decided that we would take some of my Nana’s ashes with me. She would have loved Hawai’i, according to my mom.
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.