This morning it was not the usual cacophony of birds and subtle song of wind chimes that woke me, but rather the melodic drumming of rain on the tin roof above my head. Before I was fully conscious I knew our plans of a field trip to the mesmerizing ancient rainforest had washed away and by the time I sat up, I knew that the torrential downpour would make it hard to go anywhere but the computer lab.
“OK Jonathan” I thinking to myself, “how do I ride this thermal of change rather than flapping my wings in frustration?” The answer arrived moments later when I nearly destroyed a rain laden spider web on my walk to the lab. Something usually invisible had been transformed into jeweled strings of translucent pearls. As I took my camera out of its bag, I could feel the thermal of excitement lifting my wings.
By the end of the day, the worst of the storm had blown over Molokai, and I headed down the hill to catch the sweet evening light. The day didn’t turn out like my agenda had planned, but thanks to keeping my heart and mind open to change, I didn’t flap my wings in frustration all day long, and managed a few good frames in the process.
As a special treat Glenna Garramone performed some of her new songs at the Hui this evening. Click below to listen.