Just returned from a week-long visit to Hawaii. I lived there for a couple of years, and it’s bittersweet to see it again. I miss it already. Hawaii is a place where the blues and greens take over the senses and the ocean water wears the skin down, just like it would a stone rolling in the waves for hundreds of years. Here are some photos from the trip:
Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment, maybe sing with me
All – ah peaceful melody
And it’s our God-forsaken right to be loved.
Jason Mraz’s video “I’m Yours” was filmed on the islands of Oahu and Kauai. I stumbled upon it today, and can’t stop watching it.
I was lucky enough to live in Hawaii for a couple of years, and there’s no place like it on earth. People are friendly, the sky is a beautiful piercing blue and the friendships last forever. Greens and blues are as ever-present as the sun. There, possibilities are endless, as is love. Some people say paradise doesn’t exist. They’ve never lived in Hawaii.
I try not to think of it too much because my heart breaks a little every time. I never thought I could develop a love for a home so fast. And at the same time, feel I’ll never get it back as it once was.
If you’ve never been there, I insist you must go. Stay for a week, stay forever.
I’ve always been impressed that Obama lived in Hawaii. Having spent two years there myself, I appreciate the diversity of that state. Nowhere else in this country is there such an accepting and welcoming atmosphere. Race and ethnicity are far less important there, because so many people are mixed, and-like myself-have a certain understanding for people from all walks of life.
But now, I find that Sarah Palin went to my school, Hawaii Pacific U. But then again, she also went to four other schools, including University of Hawaii (she left there after a month because it was “too rainy.”) It’s clear that Palin jumped around from school to school, never really soaking in the atmosphere of any one place. So I guess it doesn’t matter after all.
A few months ago, I did some writing for a new website called Trazzler. It is a smart travel website that gives you unique suggestions for trips to take local to your area. The site is up now, so go ahead and take a look. I wrote about Hawaii, but there are plenty of wonderful, wild places to see!