From the Kula homestead thru the mists of Keokea, around the bends of Ulupalakua into the moonlight of Kanaio. We took rest at Kahikinui and wondered at the stark morning beauty of Kaupo that quickly turned into the lush jungles of Kipahulu. I love you Maui.
by lacing the sky
with their purple
and asking me
to set my bones
in their shade
and drink tea
with their trumpeted
A few reasons to REPRESENT being LOCAL. First every Saturday, yes thats right, every Saturday in the early am there is a Local Farmers Market, with all island grown goodies!
Secondly it is time Maui, to stand up and say NO to Monsanto!!! Come out and show your support Saturday 12noon at War Memorial. Yes We Can Yes We Can ♥ I am so stoked!
What We Offer
We offer our love
Wrapped in shame
Expecting to be set Free
We look at each other
One eye steady
While the other
Blinks feathered streaks
This is not the way
In the un-comfort
Of your own
Bone marrow and skin
In the shade
Of your own
Today is the day
There is no other way
And the world will not change
Tear it down!
Peel, strip, shed
Tear it off!
Shame, guilt, remorse
Into the pit
Of your Stomach
For praise and approval
In the un-comfort
Of your self
Small and un-forgiven
Steep in the potential
Of your own
Past your walls
Free of charge
Stand bare. Exposed
Offer your love .
People are always so curious and sometimes baffled when I tell them I work on a farm. So, I decided I wanted to share some tid bits of what my days look like when I am at work (I've omitted the pouring rain ;) I've worked here for the past year and a half, and I can no longer fathom what it would be to work inside in an office or worse, trying to convince people to buy things! I don't mean to make it sound like it's better than your job, it's just, different. Okay, yes, maybe better, for me personally that is :) :) Anywhoo I love that in the morning the best feeling is the first touch of sun, and that I can hear birds whistling all around. My favourite is some of the relationships that I've been able to cultivate here, but I don't think thats specific to this line of work. I'd take photos of my awesome co-workers, but it's just that we have the freedom of wearing anything, and I'm not sure they would want me expose our forward farm fashion, hehe. Yes it's that good, no joke.
I'm a little late on International Women's Day, which was this past Friday, but better late than never. I just wanted to take a moment to post a little inspiration out to the world. The video below (the full interview is accessible on Democracy Now!) is a Must See! Such amazing information, so inspiring! Thank you Vandana Shiva. You've moved my little world ~ Also on Friday I had the opportunity to get over a Huge Fear of mine. Reading my writings, aloud to strangers! Gasp! Scary, I know. The women's writing group that I am am a part of, got together and gave a private reading that we shared with our loved ones. Below are a few photos from the event and one of the pieces that I shared. You can access more of our words here -----> http://www.thecollectiveunderground.com/ And my best friend, Severn Jones just had a piece published in her college newspaper covering Hawaii's recent decision to label GMO agriculture produce imported from outside of the state. You can access this article here
Life, it’s messy,
like two tongues meeting for the first time.
So listen up, I have something to tell you, and I don’t like wasting my breath.
Simply because you are human, you need to know this;
And not in that sappy way your mother was obligated to say.
You, energy that has taken form
Theres something Big happening in the world right now and I don’t like it!
People! So many people!
Not looking, looking but not seeing, seeing but not believing,
And then finally the worst, pretending to believe, but upon second glance…
So anyways, I believe. Theres a bigger picture here, it extends past the boundries you think you don’t believe in.
Lets take a closer look
At the way we position our cups, our purses.
I don’t even have to think about the careful way I set my form next to yours,
That’s how built in these boundries are.
And I’m telling you, women, it’s bigger than this!
I believe the missing link is
We are not understanding, the importance of the power of our humanity.
Feel free to take notes, because I want you to remember.
I dare you to go to war with yourself.
Utilize the anger from your father, and the lost passion from our mothers.
Eat a man for breakfast,
Spit him out at lunch.
Don’t have a man,
Ride a bicycle
Till your thighs burn.
Tell you secrets to a flower
And walk away.
Were all hurting, so hold out your hand
Share the hope that has kept you here.
Dance naked so that you may feel the weight of your woman,
You, energy that taken form
Set yourself Free!
So that the next time someone asks
The dreaded question “how are you?”
You have the fierceness to look them in the eye.
You have the truth to share.
They want to know
I want to know.
I want to know that you believe that