I am struck by the majesty of Hawaii. When I’m here, I find myself agog with her beauty and it truly feels like both a place of refuge and a place for relaxation, reflection and revitalization.
Today I took myself to the beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village, where we stayed last year at this time. I thought a different perspective on today’s sunset would be interesting and it’s also a great spot for a swim.
While I was waiting for the sun to lower itself to the water I was inspired by Hawaii and all her beauty. So much so that I wanted to get my thoughts down, so I pulled out my phone and started jotting down lyrics for a song.
I’ve never even attempted to write a song – heaven knows I probably not capable of writing the music to accompany it, but expressing my sentiments came more easily.
So today’s DID came as I watched the majesty of nature paint masterpieces in front of me – it flowed through me in appreciation for this magical place called Hawaii and I am now sharing them with you.
I am so grateful that I have had opportunities to visit. I remember my parents talking for years and about visiting here when they retired. They looked forward to it. Unfortunately, my mother died before she could – my father came on his own, but I’m sure it wasn’t the trip he had imagined and dreamed of for so long with my mom. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I leap at opportunities to do things – I don’t want to leave this world with a huge bucket list of undone items. I want to tick as many off as I can. I’ll take as many big a bites out of life as I can, as often as I can, so that when I do go, I go full – full of experience, adventure, and memories.
Hawaii holds a special place in my heart – and if you read the lyrics, you may understand a bit better as to why.
I guess all this is left now is to write the music – definitely an upcoming DID!
By Linda Johannesson
Waiting for the night to come
Reflecting on the day
Wondering if your waves
Might help me find my way
It’s you being you
That reminds me
Of who I’m meant to be
Mahalo for your mirror
That helps me to see.
Shores of tiny grains of sand
Fall neatly back in succession
Like with my heart,
Footprints show their recent impression
Late day rays kiss my cheeks
And paint a glow upon my face
The sun hangs low in the sky
Everything rightfully in its place
A warm breath blows my hair askew
It flows freely in the wind
Unleashing insistent freedom
Inside my head it’s dinned
Your clouds drift and swirl
And change colours as they move
Their pallette grows in rhythm
Like me, they find their groove
And then there is your sunrise
It happens every day
There will be another chance,
The gift of another day
There are lessons to be learned,
Adventures to enjoy, things left to say
Hawaii’s Aloha spirit reminds us
Time in Hawaii helps you find your way