Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tucked Away

Aloha, Friend!



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Do click on today's photos!
On a small island, strange combinations of OLD/NEW and BIG/Small
are commonplace. Here we see a Waikiki bungalow amidst high-rises
that have grown up around it.

"There's only one corner of the universe

you can be certain of improving,

and that's your own self."

Aldous Huxley

When a formerly rural area becomes "modernized" compromises must be made.
I love Windward Mall, in Oahu's Kaneohe Town, across the Ko`olau mountains from Waikiki/Honolulu (here on the Kona side of the island).

There is still a small-town feel to Kaneohe,
and the modest mall is in sharp contrast to Ala Moana Shopping Center
("Hawaii's Center") a 10 minute walk from my boat/home.
Ala Moana is a world bazaar
with people from all over Hawaii and the world rubbing shoulders.

In the photo above you can see
a little-known graveyard that is hidden away in the parking lot of Windward Mall
up against the ramp to the upper-parking! That is where I got these pictures from.

Mostly, the peaceful anachronism is hidden behind a big wooden fence.
If you didn't know it was there, you'd never notice it.
It seems to be well protected and well cared for by the mall authorities.

"The art of progress is to preserve order

amid change

and to preserve change amid order."

Alfred North Whitehead

These wild fowl, who live there, seem sleek and healthy!

"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth,

while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped

to deal with a world that no longer exists."

Eric Hoffer

Dear Sister Rufina was probably Portugese from the Azores, or perhaps Filipina.
She only had 23 years.
Thank you for building our Hawaii of today!

"It is not flesh and blood

but the heart

which makes us fathers and sons."

Johann Schiller

Margaret was born in 1900 and lived until 1943.
What amazing changes she must have seen!
Her descendants may shop at the mall.

Your Aloha and hard work are appreciated!

(Do click on this photo to see the porcelain image;
These were quite popular back in the day
and are seen an many of our
older graveyards.)

"Family faces are magic mirrors.

Looking at people who belong to us,

we see the past, present, and future."

Gail Lumet Buckley


ALOHA, cloudia