Thursday, November 6, 2008

Honolulu Nights

AhiAhi - Night.


It is the time of PO: darkness & mystery.






"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


"There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light." - N.P. Willis

"Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night." - Rupert Brooke

On the 'mainland', night skies are all about astronomy, science fiction and space travel; but in Hawaii star filled nights are redolent of myth and cultural memory. Hoku Lei`a (the star of gladness) led the people here to these islands in their voyaging canoes. The night sky speaks of voyages, but ancient ones. It is a map across time and the sea. Ancestors and gods, akua and amakua, look down here where all the action is. Jump in! Ahui Ho - We Go!

A L O H A!
Cloudia


11 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Living on a boat as you do, you probably see the stars in the night sky more often than I do. It must be nice to be so close to nature!

Have a great day!

Daryl said...

Someday ...

:-Daryl

Cloudia said...

At night, lying on the deck looking up at the sky, I really get the sensation of "riding" the earth through space. . .
Yes, GiGi: nice to be in Hawaiian Nature!
Daryl: That's what I think about NYC when I see your pics: "Someday."
Thanks for stopping by, Aloha!

Anonymous said...

We think of Hawaii sun
thanks for a different perspective

Anonymous said...

i love the night too.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like that "Cities like cats"

The Grandpa said...

I so much want to get back to Hawai. I can hear it calling me through your pictures. And I know exactly what you mean about having the feeling of riding through space.

The Grandpa said...

I meant Hawaii :)

Ruth said...

cool!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

where was the lovely last b/w photo taken? so serne. so pretty, a calm before a storm...

Cloudia said...

Mediteranean Kiwi:
That last B&W was the old Waikiki before today's hotels and visitors.
Thank you ALL for visiting!