Aloha

I typically enjoy a beautiful beach destination, as I find the water and sand to be the most replenishing. – Elizabeth Berkley.

August 2010,

Not only does this picture remind me of a magnificent trip to Maui Hawaii, it also was a trip celebrating that I was cancer free, as I was 4 months in remission.

I can still remember standing barefoot upon the warm rough rock, with my camera grasped tightly in my hand. The whole time I was hoping that I wouldn’t accidentally drop it in the big royal blue. Luckily, it didn’t slip away since I am able to share my memory with you.

Every time I gaze upon this picture, I think of the moment of when I was taking it. It feels like yesterday that I was trying maintaining my balance on the rounded volcanic rock, as if I was trying to stand up on a surfboard. My goal was to get the perfect shot so I could hold this lifetime experience for the rest of my life, deep inside my heart. Also to remind me of the emotions and memories that it brought to my family and I. Before taking the shot, I spent a good hour just sitting upon the big massive rock that was once formed by lava long ago. Gazing at the deep blue ocean as the waves crashed upon the rocks, sucking up all the leftover shells that laid upon the rocks, as if my old memories were being sucked away from each breaking wave. As the warm fresh ocean breeze gently coasted across my face, I gazed upon the healthy tropical palm trees as they swayed in the breeze. It was as if they were swaying to the rhythm of a mellow beat. That precious experience put me in a mellow and relaxed state of mind. It was a feeling that I never experienced before. Compared to the feeling of, “is this my last breath”, to having an unlimited amount of pure Hawaiian air was an extraordinary shift of my emotions. For once and always I could take deep clean inhales, and long healthy exhales, without the horrid thought of a short exhale that wouldn’t be followed by another breath. This new feeling I had sitting upon the rock, trying to ever so carefully stand up and capture this memory was total bliss. The pure Hawaiian vibes cleansed my mind, my body, and my family.

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