For so many reasons. I’ve lived and traveled all over the world, and I cannot find another place like the Big Island of Hawai’i. Tranquil and serene, quiet and peaceful, this island is a paradise that few realize.
Kakahiaka Lāpule, Sunday morning, is a special day in Hawai’i. In the lower Puna district of the east side of the big island is the rain forest. Sheltered by cool trade breezes and a canopy of tall palms and trees to shade you from the heat of the sun.
Wela i ka Lā. Pumehana kino, i ku’u poli. The Sun warms the body and the soul. A cool drink to pass the time enjoying the quiet time.
Starting the fire on the smoker to cook some chicken wings for dinner, while relaxing and enjoying the clouds slowing moving overhead.
It doesn’t get any better than this life. It’s a rich life that doesn’t cost you much, if you know how to look for it. I have bamboo wind chimes. They sound like the polynesian drums in the distant. The occasional helicopter ferrying tourist to view the volcano, in between chirping birds singing and feeding from the seeds. My chickens quietly taking dust baths in the dry dirt and sunning themselves with their babies. Future egg layers.
The trade breezes rustling the leaves in the monkeypod trees and the palms, makes for a pleasant entrance to the afternoon. ‘Auinalā!