fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Aloha means love.



Maui. My impressions are still too fresh to make any sense of them. This is my country and yet, not my land. Hawai'i is a cultural and geographic entity onto itself. In a way, Hawai'i is culturally more a colony than a state, as these polynesian islands were overthrown and rule by the United States forced upon the native population. It is the only state in the Union to have two official languages, English and Pidgin. Beneath the beauty and aloha is a history of pain.

I am a haole, for sure. But I fell for your beautiful charms, dear Maui, yes I did. I hope I have the pono that I might one day be accepted a tiny bit into your heart, as well. I dove from Black Rock (and, no, you will not see the photo of my fine cankle-y self doing so, thank you very much). I will be back. If for no other reason, to visit my son, whose heart you stole and who cried upon having to leave your shores. He has already been inspired to quit school, get a job as a waiter and craft a shack from leaves and plastic sheeting near the Honolua surf break. Pele, we stole your land and you capture our sons in return. To be expected.

7 comments:

willow and moo said...

Gorgeous!
I am inspired to do a stopover in Hawaii next time I head to the States.

mooi hoor... said...

OK. I'm with you. I'm just checking our calendar for a moving date ;). Oh...there we go: first mistake - Checking calendar.
I'm a quick learner though. Can we come, though a tad on haole side as well?

Lovely holiday. Fab Music. Show us more!!!

Andrea said...

I want want to go!
Thanks for spreading the love...
Love that song too, I'm going to give it to my man for christmas. Thanks Nancy :o))
xoxo andrea

Chris said...

You just made me change my destination *g*. I was thinking about visiting LA next year with Jann, but now that I saw your beautiful vacation pictures, I'm not so sure anymore. *lol*

XOXO, Chris

Lola Nova said...

Oh, isn't it a magical place? I lived there as a child and part of my heart and soul will always belong there. I got to take my husband there this year for the first time and he could barely manage to leave it as well. It is a place that seeps into your soul forever. It is where my brother learned to surf. It is where my fathers ashes are. It is a place of amazing spirit and humbling beauty. Aloha

Debbie said...

Nancy,
I just found your blog via wondermommys via your book on Amazon.
I love your blog! I can't stop reading....even though my children need to go down to nap.
I've (and my little girl) have been studying the Farbenmix gallery for weeks.
Thanks for sharing your heart and your designs with us.
Debbie

zottelchen said...

...maui...lange ist es her, jetzt schon fast 13 jahre...beim anblick deiner bilder, kam es mir jedoch vor, als wärs erst gestern gewesen...danke...liebe grüsse sendet silke

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