Aloha from Molokai!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Hui! Aloha mai!
Iʻm on the beautiful island of Molokai at the moment, basking in the warm Aloha and natural beauty that surrounds us. It’s been an amazing 10 days. Most of the time has been spent down in Hālawa with Mom and Pops and the ʻohana. We don’t have telephone service or internet down in the valley, so communication has been limited. I’ve been posting pics on Facebook when we come out the valley for supplies or to check messages.
(I’m using the wifi at Molokai’s DRIVE-INN in town right now while I munch on some ‘ono food.)
We had some HUGE rains the other night. Folks are saying it’s all part of a tropical storm system in the vicinity. And huge rains means HUGE WATERFALLS! Auē! I’ve never seen them so big! Like a scene from a movie. Absolutely stunning. The picture above is so that you can see it–and imagine that you’re right there with us. Amazing.
One of the highlights of the trip, for sure, was participating in a talk-story/kanikapila at Kālele Books and Divine Expressions in Kaunakakai the other night. Teri Waros owns the only bookstore in town–and she has the most beautiful backyard, too! A perfect spot for a get together.
Talk-story sessions/kanikapila jam sessions are always fun, but this one was even MORE SPECIAL because of all the kūpuna, the island’s elders, that attended. I came into the space and saw their faces–like seeing a Hawaiian royal court. So wise. So kind. So much Aloha. It was such a gift to be in their presence for a while. To share a song (and a hula!) or two. And then to just surround myself in their mana–their presence–so full of Aloha.
A night I’ll never forget.
A giant MAHALO to Teri Waros and all who came out to make the night so special.
I’ll be posting more stories and pics soon. I should have regular internet service once I get to Oʻahu on Tuesday.
Wait! What’s that? Did I just say I was heading to Oʻahu?
And it’s for a good reason, too. I’m so excited to be returning to the stage of Pakele Live next Thursday. I’ll send the details out tomorrow–so stay tuned! And it’s a concert YOU can see, too–over the internet! Right on!
I’ll be posting details tomorrow.
May you all have an awesome Aloha Sunday.
And please share some Aloha–the world needs all that we can give!
A hui hou!
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