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Pule o’o Moloka’i

I walked to the main lodge this morning to the sounds of aloha floating across the Hui’s lawn. Bronwyn and hui staff were sitting on the punee, ukelele’s in hand, performing Pule o’o Moloka’i (Prayer for Molokai), a hauntingly beautiful song. Posted here for you to share the aloha.

 

Near hole 3 of the decommissioned Kalua Koi golf course, Molokai, Hawaii.
Near hole 3 of the decommissioned Kalua Koi golf course, Molokai, Hawaii.

Trying to photograph is like trying to love

Favorite quote from the day:

Trying to photograph is loving.

It’s a spontaneous thing and the moment effort starts going into it then all of a sudden your starting to get shackled.  Your shackled with your mind, your history, your should’s – ‘I can do it better’, and your judgements.

So the trying part is showing up – that’s the discipline – to show up.

Rikki Cooke

Hear Rikki below:

Church near Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii.
Church near Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii.
Church near Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii (painted).
Church near Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii (painted).

Point to heaven

I once was filled with sons of men
who raised their arms to God in praise

Until brushfire kissed my walls and then
set my roof ablaze

My congregation now consists of souls less apt to sing
but whisper softly with their leaves and for companions birds they bring

My architect must have known some day my roof would fall
for in my stones he etched the path – an arrow on my wall

Its message simple yet profound
I ask you all to see

My final sermon of them all
Point to heaven constantly

by, Jonathan Kingston

Neutrality is being in a place of peace

Day 1 of Rekindling the Creative Spirit has come to an end.  Below are a couple of my favorite quotes from the day:

“Neutrality is being in a place of peace” – Rikki Cooke talking about approaching your subject matter in neutral, without preconceptions to cloud your vision.

“When I’m connected to the source, I am overflowing.  I’m not being generous, I am simply overflowing.  The two are totally different things.” – Dewitt Jones talking about living with a full cup.

Hui Ho'olana, Molokai, Hawaii
Plumeria tree, Frame #1 - Hui Ho'olana, Molokai, Hawaii.
Plumeria Rubra in front of a shingled roof, Molokai, Hawaii.
Plumeria tree, Frame #2 - Plumeria Rubra in front of a shingled roof, Molokai, Hawaii.
Plumeria Rubra branches, Molokai, Hawaii.
Plumeria tree, Frame #3 - Plumeria Rubra branches, Molokai, Hawaii.