Hawaiian Hearts near and far
♦ I am so tired from the demands of this world, said the pleaser
"Lay in this hammock between us two, Let us sway you in our shade. Listen to the serenades of our
island birds and childrens distant laughter as they play in the ocean and it's shore breaks. Let sleep find you in warm slumber, as you drift into peace of mind . Aloha." said the coconut trees.
♦ I am alone, I don't want to be lonely, said the Loner
"Tonight you are invited to a luau (celebration) and you will be welcomed with great love and aloha. Here my people have been raised to welcome all as ohana (family). The Hawaiian people are a rare breed of kindness and generosity. You will eat all night, laugh till it hurts, dance under the light of the moon's shine and hanai (adopted) into this ohana who has chosen you. Here you will never be alone again, having countless cousins as they do. Aloha."said the Aloha spirit".
♦ My eyes are sad, I see only sadness, said the crier
"Walk through my forest of ancient giants and witness, how even the sun respects them. Plants of all kinds, trees showcasing their alluring flowers, some born here and others carried in the bowels of birds and ocean currents. Observe its history and learn of the healing medicines and remedies of old. Vines and wild orchids above and below. Watch, as natural perfumes invite themselves into your nostrils. See your blessings and their colors surrounding you and fill your eyes with my prettyness. Behold what was meant for eyes such as yours. Aloha." said nature.
♦ I am neglected and no one cares about me...said the forgotten
"Take this board and dive into my blue waters, catch my waves in the sun's shine. See the
wonders of creation beneath and find your smile as the turtles and dolphins greet you. I leave delicate gifts for you on the sands of my shore lines, pick all you want and I will make you a puka (hole) shell necklace. Wear it near your heart and know that you are fondly remembered and thought of always. Aloha". said the ocean.
♦ I am so bored, I cant afford adventure, said the poor
"Follow my instructions... swim to where the covered path begins near the base of my tree line. The big boulder marks the start of my lost trail, hike in awe of untouched lands and their ancient mysteries told in old legends by our elders. When your ears hear my surprise, continue on . Follow the trail and be captivated, by my enchantingly dark and hidden waterfall. There... is where the riches of adventure awaits you. Aloha". said the mountain.
♦ My heart does not want to leave, but I must...said the one's In love.
"When you are ready to return to me, close your eyes and send your scent of aloha, the island trade winds will find you and carry you to my ocean in the pacific. Surf the waves as you were taught and ride on the backs of your ocean friends. Your Hawaiian family will greet you with plumeria leis and open arms on familiar sea shelled shores. Make your way to our secret waterfall and there... I will return your heart to you once again. Aloha". said Hawaii.