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Plugging In to the Source: My Hula Family

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

hula in a new york city dance studio

Hula is alive and well here in in NYC! (Nov. 2010)

We all need to “plug in” to the source from time to time, right?

In the craziness of NYC life, I depend on those touchstones to help give me a much-needed boost AND to keep me focused.

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about ʻOHANA and I mentioned my hula family. (Click HERE to read that post.)

I’d be lost without ‘em. Plain and simple.

When I’m strumming and singing for the dancers, I’m in heaven. When I’m actually PART OF THE HULA LINE (yikes!) and moving with the dancers as one body, I’m in heaven.

Both activities ground me.

They feed my hungry heart by providing delicious music and beautiful movement. They soothe my frazzled nerves. And the other dancers/musicians are my family. We laugh a lot! I need my weekly dose of ‘em!

Are we the best musicians on the planet? Nope.

Are we the best dancers on the planet? Nope.

Are we a group of folks who love Hula and Hawaiian music–and truly love coming together once a week as a family? You bettah believe it!

Let’s face it–life is wild. We all need a way to plug in. To recharge. To refresh.

I’m so lucky to have this group as a Source.

How are YOU “plugging in” to stay sane this week??

6 Responses to “Plugging In to the Source: My Hula Family”

  1. Beth says:

    Jason, you should add a “share” feature so I could link this to my FaceBook page. Love it!

  2. Dara says:

    Same as you! Hula, Music, and Aloha. Those three can’t be beat.

  3. Lisette says:

    Just wanted to say how much I love you – and love this pix from Monday. Mahalo e Jason for being such a wonderful part of our ‘ohana here in NYC – whether it be dancing in line, playing music and singing for us, or for just being a loving and kind friend to all. We are so lucky to have YOU to plug into each and every week…

  4. Jason Poole says:

    @ Beth: That’s a great suggestion! Mahalo for that! I’m actually hoping to do that and will be talking with someone who knows how do all of the “technical stuff” this week! And please note that you can always link directly on facebook from either my personal facebook page OR from the Jason Poole, The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner page. i post the links there daily, too.
    Thanks, Beth!!

    A hui hou…

  5. Jason Poole says:

    @ Dara: And a giant MAHALO to you for all of your kōkua!

  6. Jason Poole says:

    @ Lisette: You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for that.