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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vulture...



On my way to work, I often see this rare Mynah Bird Vulture. His head is devoid of plume. He often gets mobbed by other Mynah birds but can hold his own. I am always rooting for him. Sometimes he just perches up high and watches for carrion to come down and feast. He is quite handsome. That's why the other birds mob him. Jealous birds...

Proof...


Koa wanted me to capture proof for the World that he was brave enough to watch the horror movie, The Woman in Black...starring Harry Potter...I mean, Daniel Radcliffe....

Redemption...


The ancestors, in their quiet reflective solitude, seek Redemption, as the culmination of their suffering and sacrifice, in the promising lives of the children...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hard...




She works hard for the honey...
So hard for the honey...
She works hard for the honey...
So you better treat her right...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mana...


The Power, the Glory, and the Kingdom...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pinao...


This yellow dragonfly was a fabulous sign for me...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sharing...


Today, my co-worker, Keola, and my son, Koa, and I shared na mea Hawai'i and 'Ike Hawai'i with the wonderful 4th Grade students of Saint Mark Lutheran School. The haumana were very engaged and attentive. The spirit was profoundly beautiful. Ke Akua was in the House. So was Kūnuiākea. Jesus too. Life doesn't get much better than that...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Signs...


Combing the papa...the reef...for signs of Hawaiian Life...

Flowing...





It slowly draws me in...until I drown in my own Heart...

Permission...


I put this composite together to remind myself that we share our physical World with many spirits who still reside here. We must always be respectful and cognizant of their presence and feelings. We ask for permission before we enter their space. They often have deep attachments to their World just as we do. We will one day join them...

Menchies...














Soft frozen yogurt dreamland...

Lap of Luxury...


It's a dog's life...and proud of it...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lunching...



We stopped by Your Kitchen at 10th Avenue in Kaimuki last weekend. They make Shave Ice as well as a variety of Japanese inspired lunches. Their Pork Tonkatsu Curry is great as is their Salmon. Here is Elliott's Oyakodon...

Advice...


I let Koa know, as a general rule, no matter how much you love a pair of sunglasses...if they make you look like an insect...they are probably too big. Just a rule of thumb...

Shopping...


Shopping at Ala Moana Center this past weekend has never been so exciting and glamorous before. I didn't buy anything however...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Modeling...





Children are very observant. Always watching. Listening. Sensing. Feeling. If we are to be great role models, we must always be modeling. Always...

Ponderer...


On my early morning walk to work last week, I came upon this cat. We looked intensely into each others eyes...pondering our place in the Universe. Then he disappeared into the darkness between two buildings. I disappeared into the darkness between two Worlds...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hoa Aloha...





As I grabbed my things to make it down to the beach after work...I realized that I couldn't go and leave Mr. Pohaku behind. He loves to hiuwai and kapukai and immerse himself in the ocean just as much as we all do. He was incredibly happy and at peace. That made me happy and at peace too.  We had a long conversation. I spoke with Ke Akua. Iesu. Kū, Kanaloa, Lono and Kāne. I also spoke with my 'Aumakua, ʻĀnela kiaʻi or Guardian Angels, and 'uhane kako'o, or my spirit guides. They all have been working overtime to sustain me. I apologized for being so selfish. It was truly humbling. Four women speaking French floated near me and then excitedly swam and splashed away. They probably thought I was nuts...lol...

Healing...





I had wanted to get into the ocean many times recently but have found myself too busy or too exhausted. Today, when I came home, I was feeling the ill-effects of spiritual baggage and stress. I have felt lousy and weak for weeks now. I knew that I had no choice anymore. I needed to get into the ocean otherwise I might suffer severe consequences.  I felt like I might actually expire. I made it to Ala Moana Beach. Just in time. With seconds to spare...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kupua...


I met a wahine o ka pō...a wife of the night, up in the mountains. A spirit lover. It was believed that a child born of such a mating might resemble an eel, lizard, shark, or bird, or might have supernatural powers. I think I shall respectfully pass. Thank you. Very much. No, seriously. I'll just be going now...

Papa Hula me Oli...



Scenes from the beautiful performance of Kamehameha 7th and 8th Grade Hula...

Beautiful...





I spent Sunday morning at One'ula in 'Ewa for a profound sharing of 'ike, mana'o, and spirit regarding the sacred limu and amazing cultural resources which abound in the area...

Blessings...


I'm not sure how many people take for granted the incredible choices of food we are presented with when so many Countries go without basic needs. I have to remind myself often...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hōʻike Kupulau...


The beautiful Spring performance of papa hula a me papa oli of the 7th and 8th graders at Kamehameha Schools under the beautiful direction of Kumu Tatiana Fox...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wahi Kapu...


Pohukaina. Resting place of Ali'i Kapu...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pōʻeleʻele...


Pōʻeleʻele e nalo ai ka ʻili o ke kanaka. Darkness in which the skin of man vanishes...

Jams...






Elliott practiced on the electric guitar tonight getting his chords, licks, riffs and rhythms down...

Kalo Dreams...


Tribute...



Mahalo to my beautiful friend Lisa for capturing our procession to honor Senator Daniel K. Akaka for  his receipt of an Honorary Doctorate Degree at the University of Hawai'i...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Skipjack...


I love Aku poke, or Skipjack tuna...harder to find but oh so worth it...