Friday, September 24, 2004

 
Now that we finally have renters that have signed a year's lease, some of the stress of the past year is fading away. However, there always seems to be something MORE! Once our new tenants (an unmarried, fairly-new-to-relationship couple) moved in, they asked Bob to build a path from the new concrete parking lot for their cars to the back door. They preferred to enter from this direction. So Bob had the workers come back again and build the path. Next, they wanted a deck for their barbeque and a patio...so Bob had one of those built too, under the shade of our large mango tree. To say that Bob and I are ready to be done is an understatement. Dark thought and fear: Is Bob getting addicted to creating and building? Will it ever end? Will we just keep going year after year? As preposterous as this sounds, at times I wonder....Nah! I gotta visualize completion!!

Of course, our new renters tell us we are the greatest, the best landlords in the whole world. This may be a true assessment, as we have bent over backwards to make them comfortable and happy. A. also shared that our neighborhood has the nicest people he has ever met in all the many places he has ever lived. So despite the neighbor dogs that ocassionally go on a barking spree, the motley, rowdy gang of small home-schooled kids that roam the streets in the evening, and the construction trucks that make a racket on their way to a close-by construction project, this neighborhood is a little piece of Kihei Paradise.

By the standards of the suffering the world is currently undergoing, we are blest beyond belief. When I consider what tragedies are happening in the Deep South, in Florida, in Haiti, in Iraq, Sudan and a gadzillion other places, I
am called to prayer, a prayer for them to experience a little of what we have here. I send out the frequencies of joy, peace and safety to all those that are undergoing trauma and crisis. The New Earth is my solace... and it comforts me knowing the New Earth is here now, waiting to welcome and absorb the departed souls who choose it.

Bob and I attended last night an amazing evening of Hawaiian music, the annual MauiFEST Hawaii. We had great seats, about four rows back. The list of performers read like a who's who of some of the best old-timer entertainers: Frank DeLima (a Portugese comedian), Brother Noland and Miss Aloha Hula 2004, Keola Beamer, his wife and Miss Aloha Hula 2003, Tuck & Patti, and the awesome The Makaha Sons. It was a long evening, but it helped me to remember the Aloha Frequency and healing energy of Hawaii which I can sometimes take for granted. There's no doubt about it: to witness a beautiful, smiling hula dancer dancing with graceful, fluid movement who is collaborating with a soulful, happy Hawaiian musician reminds me why I live here. Quite simply, it is High Magic. Everyone should experience Hawaiian music and hula LIVE at least once in their life. It is pure Love and Joy.




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