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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spirited...


Maka...


Face...

Loss...


It has been very windy, rainy and cold lately. I often think about how fortunate I am to have a roof and a bed. We often look at the less fortunate empathizing with their hardship and suffering. Sometimes we do something about it, or at least try to. Most times, we pass right by pretending not to notice or rationalizing that we are in a hurry for important things to do and can't be bothered. Sometimes we think that someone else will step in, and help. Government agencies, churches and other organizations. At least we think that someone will help. At some point. Hopefully before death sets in.

We often think of a life lost in the struggle. Or a family lost with a loved one facing addiction, mental health issues, or other challenges. If we think about the brilliant minds that have emerged throughout history, bringing new ideas that changed our World forever or saved millions of lives. We never know when someone could have been that one person in seven billion who would change the lives of our children and the future forever. It isn't just a loss for an individual or a family. It can be a loss for all of Humanity...

Mea Hawai'i...


Makaʻala...


Watchful...

Hoʻomākaukau...


Get ready...

Hālawa Prison Makahiki...












'Ike Hawai'i...


Another beautiful school sharing on Hawaiian Culture and History utilizing mea Hawai'i. The presence of Spirit was truly profound...

Hālāwai at Kūkaniloko...


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sun Kissed...


Spirited...


Hōninanina...


Softly yielding...

Akua...


Kū!


New...


My new friend...

Beautiful Dance...




Lonoikamakahiki...








A most profoundly powerful day filled with hōʻailona as Lonoikamakahiki brought healing and a pathway to Redemption through cultural identity at Hālawa Prison today...

Hālāwai...


Meeting...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Akua Moon...


I took this photo from my balcony on Saturday, February 23rd  around 11:30 p.m. during the Akua Moon...when the "deified ancestors walked about..."

Lanakila...


Victory...

Hoe aku i ka wāʻa...


Paddle ahead the canoe...

Hālalo...


To gaze upon...

Mino'aka...


Smile...

Mino'aka...


Smile...

Maka'ala...


I stopped by Puea Cemetery tonight as I was driving by to take a picture of the bright Moon through the clouds. It was very majestic. While I was watching the Moon, someone was watching me...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Forever...


Mai kēia manawa ā mau loa aku...from now to eternity...

Nahenahe...


Gentle...

Kahiki mai...


Kahiki...


No'ono'o...


Reflection...

'Ike Hawai'i...


Hawaiian vision...