Each precarious step sinks me deeper into her. My destination seems to always be changing, leaving me nothing but to diligently focus on each laborious step, as though my life depended on it. The merging of muscles, bones and ligaments harmoniously working like a symphony to create forward motion. Thick liquid absorbing my intention, sinking me deeper and deeper into her roots until my tired limbs connect with her core. The breath begins to command more conscientiousness delivering waves of inspiration to retrieve my tired bones. Trapped and tormented in the dampness of rubber, my toes wriggle themselves back to life with determination as they push forward in relentless pursuit of dry warmth.
Absorbed and drowned in the magnificence of that which gives life, the mother. Her nature is to nurture and sprinkle her landscape with shiny rainbow droplets of life-giving liquid, the simplicity and purity of symbiotic sweetness. She rains down on her yearning pastures with thunderous passion, nourishing hungry open mouths into fertility and thriving birth. Receptive offspring sprout into fruition as the earth soaks up her clear milk, making the once solid particles of red - turn sticky, brown and bursting with life.
This transformation of hard into soft makes it near impossible for my determined, sinking feet to traverse this tropical terrain. Humbled and exhausted, I surrender. I become one with this ancient marvel of deliverance. A calm serenity washes over my aching body. I turn my gaze ahead at the expansive view of gushing valleys, pouring their soil-filled richness into the open mouthed brown ocean. As a tiny organism in this complex infinite mastery, my heart fills with appreciation. And still, I sink, deeper and deeper into her vastness, connecting with the powerful portal she generously offers for rejuvenation and cleansing. Drop by drop, I allow her to wash me me clean.
The cold delicate breeze whispers promises of purposeful playfulness. I can feel the delightful anticipation of prayers answered as the bright, burning embers float off into the nights ocean. Tender embraces and loving touch between beloveds solidifies the intention of togetherness and soft luscious kisses twinkle under the stars. Blessings from a full moon illuminate the gathering of artists under her infinite sky as the depth of beating drums and elevated song deliver the burning pagan ritual into the night. Celebratory shouts and gleaming smiles are abound as the circle erupts into elated celebration. The dramatic ripple of ecstasy sends shivers down my spine and tears pouring from my moonlit filled eyes.
We are brilliant light beings joined together through art, freakish celebration and unshakable community. Stars twinkle with approving smiles, intimidating clouds grow heavy with liquid blessings, surrounding turmultuous waters roar in collaboration and elaborately costumed freaks trudge through thick mud …ALL in the pure, generous spirit of being ALIVE and activated by the nature of this delicious land we call Hawai’i ne.