Amidst the rush of worldly comings and goings, I observe how all endings become beginnings. Whether it be a scheduled time at your desk with lined paper & your favorite pen marking the permanence of your resolutions weeks prior to the new year…
Before the first rooster wakes and greets the day with the music of his crow, prior to the first glimmer of the suns beams over Haleakala and just ahead of the bustling traffic headed over the Pali, Maui’s farmers have their hands in the rich soil tending to the crops of the island.
It’s that time of year, the time of year when kindness reigns wherever we go. Kindness is an act, a share, a gesture. There is no monetary value placed on kindness, in fact kindness is immeasurable & quite honestly kindness is priceless.
It is a nightly spectacular. It is a sliver of the day when time truly stands still. It is a gathering of friends who were at one time strangers who met on the beach 20 years ago; strangers that have become life long friends who continue to meet year after year for this nightly viewing.
There is an excitement in the air on Maui! The magical season of Christmas is upon us. Santa is anxiously awaited by eager children lining the beach to see him arrive in his festively decorated outrigger canoe.
An early morning road trip has taken you to the winding roads that lead to upcountry Maui. Beautiful native foliage lines the curved roads in the most vibrant shades of green. Cactus, wildflowers and the occasional mongoose catch your eye.