For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surf is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud-rack; I can feel the spirit of its woody solitudes, I hear the plashing of the brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.
Mark Twain, a Biography

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.

One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh- Gift from the Sea

The clouds almost look like halo but don't worry I'm not in heaven- just hawaii.

This morning I am sitting in the lanai at the cottage and soaking in the space that surrounds me.  I wish I was more of a poet and could put into words how I feel but suffice it to say- the ocean is everything.  Somehow just the sound of it is all problems, all victories, all moments of tedium, and all gleeful exclamations.  It makes me happy in a way nothing else does.  It might seem like a cliche but just the sound makes me want to be a better person.  I can’t explain it but knowing there is something that beautiful makes me want to live a more beautiful life.

I just love it so much!  I am a very soft sleeper but last night I just had to leave one window open (with screens of course).  I had to hear the swoosh, swoosh, bang of the waves.  It made 21 hours of travel well worth it.  Anything is worth it.

I’ve had a very tough year and it means so much to me to be here.  I feel like I can throw all my problems into the water and it will take it away for  a time, only to bring it back with the tide.  In the meantime, I have 12 days to absorb life without all the burdens and struggles.  I can be perfectly happy and that is the magic of Hawaii for me- perfect happiness.

6 thoughts on “Aloha!

  1. I am so glad you are in your serene get away. I am however, one of those impatient people who struggles waiting for the gifts of the sea. I guess it is a good thing I am land locked! 😉 I hope you have a great trip. Take care of yourself and enjoy!

      1. Yes, it is! Oh, if you want to try another place in the future. Puerto Rico is beautiful. We went last year and the beaches were amazing!
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        1. Ive heard that. id love to go there. any beach is great. i hope it doesnt seem like im bragging with such posts. i realize how lucky i am and just want to share with the world how happy I feel. Maybe someday I will live on the Northern Shore in Oahu. I will if I ever have the guts.

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