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September 24, 2015

Think About It: Blue Sky Thinking

I was driving over the Koolau mountain range one glorious morning recently after yet another deluge had literally cleared the air of debris and vog. The sky was a gorgeous blue, and the mountains looked like someone had just chiseled them with a sculptor's knife- jagged peaks interspersed with brilliants shades of green and brown amid the silvery rock.  So I did the appropriate and necessary thing and cranked up some music with my windows closed tight- first, my all-time favorite local song, "Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u" by Olomana, and then I blasted "The Meeting", by Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe- the core of the group Yes. Check it out.

Anyway, I actually took the time to be in the moment of real joy and beauty, and I acknowledged how lucky I am on a number of fronts. I don't know when the last time was that you actually took the time to be present when you stand in our aqua waters, slowly scan the horizon while looking out at the ocean or gaze up at the mountains. I don't know if you often or ever reflect on the good things you have going for you, but we surely have the spectacular outdoor opportunities for all for us to just once in a while say, "you know, it's gonna be all right." Attitude can make a big difference in how you deal with things- so maybe, just maybe, look up and around to find your bearing when things are going off kilter.

It's OK to say thank you, Hawaii nei, for being what you are and for allowing me to be here and witness your very essence. And thank you, ears, eyes, mouth, and nose, for giving me sensory capability which I take for granted far too often. Sorry if this sounds a bit ethereal, corny, or schmaltzy, but I thought it might be of some value to think about it…

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