Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Legendary Priscilla's Back!

And I want you to know, more about my penthouse life
here in urban Honolulu.

"All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God.

Humanity is just a work in progress."

Tennessee Williams

Here I am relaxing with my companion Mikal.

"The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored."

Elizabeth Bishop

Seems like only yesterday
that I was just a baby in soft focus!

"Pigs are not that dirty.

And they're smart,

strange little creatures.

They just need love."

Shelley Duvall

Oh! I haven't worn that skirt in AGES!

"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying,

'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.'

By then, pigs will be your style."

Quentin Crisp


Many visitors to Hawaii learn about Madame Pele,

the Volcano goddess

(or Tutu/Grandma as Big Island native Hawaiians may call her)

When you watch her erupt in the lava
awesome power is on display,
but one guy who proved a more than a match for Pele
was demi-god Kamapua'a.

He was a powerful, earthy Hog-type who hid the bristles
that grew down his back under a dashing cape.

He and Pele were at odds from the beginning;

She covered the land with barren lava,
he brought torrents of rain to extinguish her fires
and called the wild boars to dig up the land,
softening it so seeds could grow.

In the district of Puna,
on the Big Island called Hawaii,
at a place called Ka-lua-o-Pele,
the land is torn and ravaged to this day
because a great struggle once took place there.

According to legend, it was there that Kamapua'a
finally caught up with Pele and ravaged her.

Out of their tempestuous love (it is said) a child was born,
before Kamapua'a sailed away
and Pele went back to her earth-shaping ways.

Priscilla does not mean to imply
that she is related to any Hawaiian gods. *

*Porcine attorneys Root, Root, and Squeal insisted on the above statement.

Aia i Ka`uku, Kahi o Kamapua`a Pictures, Images and Photos