This day started badly for me…disappointment with the way a meeting went with a group I cherish. Apprehension about facing a much loved family member with fear. With the help of friends and space, things can turn around. I found this poem by Thomas Merton on the On Being blog .
“There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life, just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts. See within yourself, if you can find it.
I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near me. It was magical.
We are already one, yet we know it not.”
~Thomas Merton (via crashinglybeautiful)
Photo from above Hilo. I love flying above Hilo.
This is one fruit that is aptly named. The fragrance of passion fruit or lilikoi in Hawaiian has a heady perfume. My friend, Clayton Amemiya, brought us the most amazing fruit. They were sweet and the pulp is this amazing shade of orange. I’ve been cutting them open and eating them with a spoon. Nom nom nom!!! Awesome goodness!!!
Hawaii photographs by Brooks Jensen. Brooks was on the Big Island in July where he judged the Hawi’i Photo Expo by the Hilo Photo Club and did a workshop. The newsletter shows the latest club activity.
These wonderful photographs are worth checking out. Through the eyes of Brooks Jensen.
In Hawaii, and especially Hilo, December is tangerine season. Tangerine laden trees are all over town and friends with trees gift you with these fragrant, sweet fruit. The other night I sliced some fennel thinly and added supremes and juice from the tangerines to make a fantastic salad. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt and pepper was all it needed.