Sometime in April...
"It's been 11 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes and 21 seconds since you last logged in, and we're starting to get really worried." The message in my email says. My apologies, been busy. My sister, Kristine, who graduates college in just shy of two weeks, wrote me the most beautiful card via snail mail. She wrote:
"...The gravity of those words: first, last... It's just further proof that everything is fleeting, which is in itself the beauty of life: it keeps going. The most wonderful things can happen in a moment, and with a snap, it's gone."
Bravo, sibling. April was certainly a month of beautiful fleeting moments.
Bikram was a time for introspection and UH reminded me so much of Stony Brook. I spent a whole day exploring Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries and picking the brains of the Hawaiian Studies librarians. What is it about not being in school anymore that makes being on campus so focusing? Maybe it's just nice to play student when you know there's no final exam.One day, Marina and I met a Good Samaritan with ulterior motives. Yup, they exist in paradise, too.Right when I came to terms with not going to Kokua Festival, Justine called and offered me a ticket. Gratis. I shook my head in disbelief. The night was serendipity incarnate. As I sat on the green with new friends, I noticed a girl with piercing blue eyes and wild, curly blonde hair. Turns out we'd met at Cross Keys in New Jersey not so long ago. Her name is Vicky and she (in my professional opinion) belongs in Hawai'i.
JJ's new video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWVnZAJaq4QJack Johnson - You And Your Heart www.youtube.com Official music video for Jack Johnson's single "You And Your Heart" off his new album To The Sea (2010). Enjoy!
Reverse back a couple of weeks... Justine is leading me to my inner hippie a little more each day.
May 3, 2010
Yesterday was gloomy in a good way. The island needed the rain; that misty constant stay-in-and-watch-movies-all-day kind of rain that can't help but renew you. It's Monday again and the beginning of a new month. A month somewhere lazily between spring and summer. There is no enduring satisfaction like reaching your goals. Big, small, intermediate, doesn't matter. Here are some of my goals for May:
What about you?Thanks for reading :)
- Jump off Waimea Rock
- Visit Maui
- Write 2 Chapters of my book
- Attend a class at KCC or UH
- Taste something new