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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kane Po...





I heard about this pohaku from Hawai`i for several years but never had the opportunity to see it. Or touch it. It is outside the National Museum of the American Indian. When I came up to it, a squirrel was jumping around the pohaku. His left eye was `o`opa. A little droopy. I asked him to be careful around our Hawaiian pohaku. I touched the rock hoping to lift my spirits a little by feeling home. To my surprise, the pohaku felt intensely cold and dead. I held my hand for awhile against the pohaku, putting some of my warmth into it while conversing with my limpy squirrel friend. I had expected the pohaku to lift my spirits. I think in the end, I helped lift his...

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