Preparations are huge for the arrival of His Holiness. His Holiness’ visit marks the launch of a series of visits by global peace leaders to “share ideas about actively practicing peace and aloha in our daily lives, both at home and around the world.” The series is called Pillars of Peace.
I was remembering photographing him in Maui in 2007. His visit happened shortly after my father died and I was feeling pretty vulnerable in the world. It was good for me to be able to do this for reasons unknown.