Hands Across the Sand in Hanalei, Kauai

Sea Life | | July 6, 2010 at 10:59

Hands Across the Sand - Hanalei, Kauai

June 26, 2010
Aloha Ocean Lovers,

On the beach today and under the surf, all of us were concerned about the events in the Gulf, and we had local Hawaiians trying to bless our land and beautiful women, covered in oil. When will we learn to protect the sea that gives us so much? We are 3,000 miles away from the gulf, but the sea life already knows what is going to happen in Hawaii. Can you look into the eyes of this palani and answer the question she asked me? What the hell are you people doing to my ocean? I did not have an answer but I promised her, to figure it out and help protect her Ohana.

My father was taught to surf by the Duke, and as a little keiki I was told by them both that “If you give back to the sea more than you take, you have done good”. I think it is time to give back to the sea.

When my father died he told me  “To Die, is to Face the Wind and melt into the Sea.”  Give back to the ocean that gave you so many gifts. He was a smart man and at the end of every day at the beach surfing and catching our food for dinner we gave a prayer to the beauty we received that day.

Amama Ua Noa. The prayer has flown. Lets all start giving back to the sea. It is not too late to protect our beautiful island, but if we just ignore all of the worldwide changes we may loose what we have enjoyed on this island for thousands of years.

Aloha means, a gift of love. We need more aloha on this planet right now.

Please feel free to share any of my emails and pictures with anyone you choose. One does not own a picture, as the pictures was simply given to you as a gift to share.

Aloha,
Terry

Acanthurus dussumieri - Eye-stripe surgeonfish - Palani

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