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Breathe...

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No Greater Dream... Then that Our Children... Will Grow Up... Healthy... Safe... And Simply Live... A Beautiful Life... That Exceeds Ours... To Know Love... To Heal You... To Simply... Breathe... To Heal... Us All...

Kaʻuwaʻupali...

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The Battle of Kaʻuwaʻupali... The Battle of the Clawed Cliffs... ʻĪao Valley... Maui...

Healing...

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A Tiny... Secret... Healing... Garden... Of Hope...

Satiating...

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Twelve-years ago, I bit into this hot Leonard's Haupia-filled Malasada... Dopamine-containing cells of the ventral tegmental area in my brain, and their fiber projections to the cells of the nucleus accumbens in my brain, released substantial amounts of the neurotransmitter Dopamine.  It was Euphoric, as a warm wave of ecstasy washed over my entire body sending me into wanton delirium, as the sweet coconut filling overtook my senses... I went straight to rehab the next morning to detox, but my addiction slowly got the best of me over the years. I am afraid I might relapse once the quarantine is over... I might just take a drive downtown at 1:00am to see if I can score three and half grams of Haupia Malasada...

Neglect...

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I forgot to feed my Tamatgochi for eleven-years and now he is a little Tamagotchi Angel in Tamagotchi Heaven. I hope there isn't a TPS. Tamagotchi Protective Services... I might need a lawyer. A better lawyer than myself. Which is just about anyone...

Smart Daddy...

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At Christmas, I would buy my boys dog toys because they seemed to last much longer before breaking and never needed batteries...

Remembering...

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Me at Home remembering what it was like to hug, embrace, honi and kiss twenty people a day for the past fifteen-years before lockdown...

Ka Hali'a Aloha...

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The Loving Memory...

Hula...

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Maka...

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A Beautiful Kupuna in the Heavens watching over All of Us...

'Elua...

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Two...

Remembering...

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Friends...

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It was Beautiful seeing the airplane flyover this afternoon, but also Beautiful reconnecting with old friends. If only briefly...

Honoring...

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The Hawai'i Air National Guard and the 15th Wing Active Duty Airmen from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam flyover of Hawai'i's largest hospitals to "Honor all health-care professionals, frontline responders, and essential personnel working during COVID-19 to keep everyone healthy and safe." It was nice to get out in the Sun for twenty-minutes today at lunchtime, to see if my camera still works, to see the open sky, and to Memorialize the Love and Gratitude...

Companion...

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Remembering when the Housekeeping staff at the Ritz-Carlton at Kapalua, on Maui, brought a folding child's bed into my hotel room so my traveling buddy, Kama, could have his own bed, and not have to wrestle the comforter away from me when I blasted the AC while we both slept. They also brought him chocolates every morning after they made the bed.  Kama always let me eat his chocolates. That's what True Friendship and Love looks like...

Moonlight...

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I Bathe... Rejuvenate... Rest... And Heal... In Her Beautiful... Soothing... Enveloping... And Soft... Caressing Moon Light...

Year of the Rat...

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Night...

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Night... Simply... Becomes... Ravishing... Her...

Signs...

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I made pancakes for the family this morning. I made myself one giant banana pancake as the bananas were overripe, brown and starting to liquify.  I first noticed a small gnat buzzing around my face while I was still in bed this morning. I thought it may have been a family member visiting me from Beyond the Veil as usually happens with small flying creatures. I later realized that the gnat was trying to get my attention and led me to the bananas. Thus I made banana pancakes. Before I dug into my slightly overcooked pancake, I notice two distinct dog faces and also Freddie Mercury, the Lead Singer of Queen with his shades and large mustache.  The dogs looked like my Mother's beloved Chihuahua mixes, one who passed away before she transitioned, and who, while on her death bed at home in Hospice, appeared to her, waiting for her on our living room couch. I could see no dog, but the day before she passed, she could see our dog.  I believe the other dog has a

Mothers...

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To be able to see through my Mother's Eyes, one more time, fills me with humble gratitude... Still connected very much through both Time and Space. An ephemeral moment in time decades ago.  When Life and the World were much simpler. When her Heart was full of Love and Pride. As she Captured her Heart, in a singular photograph. Quietly suffering many sacrifices of her wants and needs in this Lifetime. For us. Her family. Before even more suffering and sacrifices would eventually find and cross her path. Heartache as well. Until her last moments in this World and in this Life, she thought of us. Her family. Our well-being. Her Soul refined itself with the trials and tribulations of this World, as she continues to Ascend on the Otherside of the Veil. As she continues to Heal. Such is a Mother's sacrifices. A Mother's undying Love. Wishing all Mother's a most Beautiful Mother's Day. Beautiful Mother Earth too as she continues to Heal f

Perspective...

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The other night I awoke, actually, early in the morning around 3:00am, as slices of bright Moonlight scattered onto our bed. I sleepily thought it was the Full Moon, and momentarily thought about dragging myself out of bed, grabbing my camera, and then going out onto our balcony to try and capture and memorialize her Radiant Beauty. However, I must have quickly drifted back off to slumber as I awoke later in the bright morning Sun. My first thought was, "Oh shucks, I missed capturing the Moon." However, I learned that tonight was the actual Super Flower Moon. The weather forecast said that we would most likely experience cloud cover and some showers so seeing Her would be spotty at best. I gave up Hope as I was too tired again and didn't want to try and stay up hunting for her in the clouds with my limiting balcony viewpoint anyway. I did feel bad however. I ended up taking a shower tonight, and as I was saying my Nightly Prayers, I was gazing out ove

Respite...

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Sometimes when I am out in the Noonday Sun, and it is hot, I find a little shade and shelter under a Mushroom...

Hula...

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1958...

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I found this Hawai'i Postcard set, postmarked in 1958, mailed from a Hussey 'ohana member to my Mother who was living in New Jersey at the time...

Happy Lei Day!

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'Ike Hula...

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