At this moment it is 73 degrees yet it is actually cold and many of us islanders are walking around with long sleeves, jackets and more. There is always a new garden being created, more soil, seeds, someone's creativity can always be spotted some place in the little spaces many would not see value in planting something beautiful and here, things grow so fast yet time moves much more slowly here on this island. I'm still experience what feels like 3 days in 1 day and gosh, that feels good.
"As the biocentric view suggests, the garden prospers when control is balanced by equal measures of humility and benevolence. A balance is struck. Control, servitude, respect, imagination, pragmatism, an ecological conscience, compliance, and a certain measure of mysticism and altruism all meld together to provide nurturance. Try to separate the various aspects into their constituent parts - grant any one of them the status of fundamental gardening definition and one soon skews the entire process. Put them back together again in the service of the two-way street called nurturance, and we express the state of grace called gardening."
- Jim Nollman
One of the things I love the most about Hawaii, is the way beauty and meaning are expanded beyond what the mainland culture defines as beauty and meaning. Don't get me wrong, I do live in Waikiki and there is a very similar theme here (Whose hot, whose's not-and all that) yet that really is not "Hawaii," as I am experiencing it. There is a wisdom here that runs deeply, there is an openness and acceptance that I think comes in when you have reverence for the land and the people this land belongs to. When you embody that...beauty and meaning just flies toward you here. It's very interesting...the swirling... "A balance is struck. Control, servitude, respect, imagination, pragmatism, an ecological conscience, compliance, and a certain measure of mysticism and altruism all meld together to provide nurturance."
- John R. Whiting