Sunday, June 7, 2009

No Tourists

Welcome to Waikiki Three Hula Dancers Weclome You

"Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods."

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Another Domestic Hawaiian Rainbow

"If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness."

Concieted Carp

"You can get a whole lot more done with a kind word and a gun than you can with a gun alone."

Al Capone

There are No tourists in Hawaii!
That's right. We call them "visitors" as in Hawaii Visitors Bureau. I've always liked that old fashioned way of thinking about folks from elsewhere. It speaks of our local pride, identification with our island home, our traditional spirit of welcome. They all manage to hang on somehow – even in our topsy-turvy day. The real Waikiki, the genuine Hawaii, they still exist. Some visitors are fooled by our modern tempo and amenities, but for those with a heart to see beyond the "attractions" there is authenticity. The key is to bring some of your own along with you. . .
A L O H A! Cloudia