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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Patriot...


I had attended a high school football game the other week up at Kamehameha Schools. It was pouring rain. They ran through both school anthems, then Hawai'i Pono'i and the Star Bangled Banner. I had an unusual wave of emotion sweep over me during the American Anthem. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, George, was born in 1754 and fought in the Revolutionary War to set America free from Britain. I inadvertently summoned him recently and now I think he has connected with me. That is great. I shot this American Flag in the reflected still waters of my kulaiwi, Kaua'i. With all the turmoil I have been in lately, I believe he and my Hawaiian kupuna have been hotly debating my future...

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