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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ku'i...


To pound...

Pō...


Pō: The realm of the gods...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Seeing...


Finally seeing eye-to-eye...

'Ike Hawai'i...


Lines...


In Kaʻū, even the pōhaku have drawn battle lines...

Memorial Day...


As long as we choose to never forget...
Never in vain shall be the sacrifice of a Vet...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Thomas Square...


Lomi...


To rub, press, squeeze, crush, mash fine, knead, massage, rub out; to work in and out...

Just Hanging Around...


Kū i ka hohoa...


Hit by a tapa beater...

Laulima...


Many hands...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Clarity...


Solace...


Nu'uanu...


Renewal...


Friday, May 23, 2014

Lōkahi...


Welo...


Progeny, ancestry, breed, family trait or strain, group custom, heritage, characteristic...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wrath of Hina...


Ho'opule...


Just for a Day...


How would they feel about the changes of our land...

E Ala Ē...


Unfurl...


As I unfurl into your waiting Loving arms with wanton abandon...

'Ike Hawai'i...


Spotlight...


A chance to truly shine...

Hina and Kū...


Monday, May 19, 2014

Nature...


Kia'i...


I was at the sacred birthing stones of Kūkaniloko...and noticed a large kia'i, or guardian stone, facing mauka...watching me...

Hōʻailona...


As I peered into this water droplet...I noticed the reflection of the mākini , or gourd helmet of a Lono priest...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Crown Jewel...


Hula...


Mana...


Kumu Hula...


Mana...


Hula...


Love...


Heaven and Earth...


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kīlauea...


Hula...


'Ike Kahiki...


Ola...


When the life-giving waters of Kāne...
Cascade down from the Heavens...
And plunge into the waiting arms of his brother Kanaloa...
The loving embrace of fresh and salt waters...
A Sacred Union of Heaven and Earth...
Is powerfully Cleansing, Healing, and Full of Life...

Ho'opai...


To encourage...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hula...


Mahiole...


The usual suspects...cute suspects...

Ho'omau...


Perpetuate...

Whispers...


As I gazed upon immeasurable Beauty...
So delicate and refined...
I quieted my enraptured beating Heart...
And in the breathless silence...
I pondered this incredible sight...
A blossom beyond compare...
'Tis I thought unequaled in this dreary World...
Until I heard the wind...
Gently whispering through the trees...
Your Beautiful Name...

Siblings...


I visited the large stone monument to akua Pele which rests at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park near Kīlauea. As I walked around the monument, it appears that Pele's older brother, the shark-god, Kamohoali'i, has also made his presence known...

Koa...


When my son Koa stops by my office, he likes to explore his heritage. He wears an 'ahu'ula, a feather cape, and holds a newa, or war club made by ʻŌlohe Kaha Toledo, fashioned from the bill of a large Marlin. It is very dense, almost like stone. He also bears a Māori staff of Ke Akua...'Io...a beautiful gift from Māori brother Carmen Hetaraka...

Mai nā kūpuna mai...


Through intertwined Veins...
And pulsating fragile Hearts...
Our Blood spilled across Time and Space...
For billions of years...
Mai nā kūpuna mai...
From the Ancestors...
We are the Universe...
I am You...
And You are Me...
We are One...

Hula...


Hoʻomākaukau...


Get ready...