Was going to go on and on in today's blog about the lack of health coverage mess I landed in and what a crock of crap our state and federal programs are.......BUT today was too much of a blessing and gift to disrespect it by ending it writing about that crap....instead let's just talk about today....
The tears have been flowing strong....GOOD KINE TEARS!!! Completely overwhelmed with happiness today......started out like every other beautiful morning in Hakipu'u ......
So I began spending more and more time around the sailing canoes, did my best to Nānā ka maka; hoʻolohe ka pepeiao; paʻa ka waha.(Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.)
Last summer I had the opportunity to be a part of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association race series. That is a series of races that are done from island to island from about April to August. Hawai'i (Big Island) to Maui to Moloka'i to O'ahu to Kaua'i.... race to one island, leave the sailing canoes.....head back to "life" return in a few weeks rig back up and race off to next island. My first chanel crossings in canoe....there really are no words to describe the experiences.
One great part of this is on each island we do community service, give back days offering rides on the sailing canoes to anyone interested.
The mission of the HSCA is "to learn, revive, educate and practice those ancient Hawaiian skills and values as they relate to sailing canoes and the Hawaiian culture".
|Got to take Moki, one of my all time favorite patients and one of the strongest most courageous person I have ever met, out on the sailing canoe with his 'ohana while we were on Maui|
|Moloka'i to Kualoa...nothing beats finish line right in your own back yard!|
In one race season surrounded by so many amazing folks I have been blessed with friendships that will last a lifetime.....here's to hoping someones got the nutz to let the "cancer dude" on their wa'a for a few channel crossings this season.
|First "Pickle" on the all wahine crew|