Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Dreams

When ever the weather changes I begin to get home sick for Laie... I often close my eyes and imagine that I am sitting at Hukilau listening to the waves break on the shore. It never really is very helpful at curing the longing I get to go home.
So I am sure that there are many others of you who wonder what you were thinking when you made the decision to leave Hawaii... I thought that I'd go for a couple of years and come back, but its now been 9 years and it doesn't seem like I will return to live there any time soon.

I am grateful for the experience of being away from the bubble of Laie, but the longer I am away I wonder what's wrong with living in a bubble? Especially when that bubble is on the North Shore of Paradise!

Quinn Curran came over a few weeks ago and we talked into the night, remembering stories of Moana Street... Laughing at a childhood that few can really understand. We talked about the Tree and about playing on the street, we remembered when the tram would come down the street and we'd yell out Aloha to the tourist...

The idea of raising my children in the shadow of the Koolau's is something that I always thought would just happen, I thought I'd raise my kids with Mike Jackson's kids and Chris Wards and we'd get together at the beach and teach them how to surf and catch fish... I thought I'd get phone calls from BYUH that my boys were climbing on the roof or from security at PCC saying that they had caught our boys playing on the canoes...

So as this summer season beings I guess I will just have to close my eyes and dream of trade winds through my hair and the smell of salt in my nose...

2 comments:

  1. The rain that we've been having lately here in Utah totally reminds me of the rain in Hawaii. I do the same thing and close my eyes, and it takes me back to Moana street, sitting in my room listening to the rain pitter patter outside and on the roof. *sigh*

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  2. "I thought I'd get phone calls from BYUH that my boys were climbing on the roof or from security at PCC saying that they had caught our boys playing on the canoes..."

    Haha! It'll happen wherever you are--just remember as a dad to act like it's serious....

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