|No place speaks
to me the way Maui does.
Since my first, almost inadvertent, visit in
I've felt it pulling me back again and again and again.
This time I'm here for a couple/three weeks
to help friends
remodel their house in Hali'imaile. On the
approach to OGG
we came in low enough over Maalaea Harbor to
just make out
a couple of dark shapes beneath the surface
of the calm clear
waters--humpback whales! Stepping out
of baggage claim, I felt
it again, the deep visceral vibration that
tells me this is home.
It's a happysad feeling knowing it's just a
short stay, but I'm
going to drink it in deep as I can, jam my
with sights, smells, and sensations that I
can draw on later.