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| In traveling to the Hawaiian Islands, my favorite
island (like choosing
your favorite fudge when all of them are great) is the big island of Hawaii for
it's great contrasts and space. Is your favorite island Maui? Maybe Kauai stole
| I had an unusual experience on my first trip to
Hawaii, the big island. I
felt as if I had come home. In
a museum the curator asked me if I was Hawaiian and showed me a
picture in an album of a queen that he thought resembled me. Then
he showed me the exact chair in which she sat for the picture and it
was huge. I began to
read about the ancient Hawaiians. I could just imagine dancing to the
Another in my "Work as Worship" series, this is an authentic Hawaiian dancer of the ancient hula.
On a recent trip to Kauai, I learned
that a school had been formed to study and recreate the ancient hula
dances. Since the early people of the islands had no written language, the
real hula has been lost.
The face, head bangles, tattoos and leis are all authentic and taken
from antique photos.