Monday, December 6, 2010

Wonderful New Day


Welcome to a New Day for Hawaii!

"I absolutely believe in revenge.
A dish best served cold?
I say: get it any way you can."

Fran Lebowitz

are the soul's
party dresses."



"Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane. . . "

John Denver

"Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind."
Matthew Prior

Today, the team I have supported
is being sworn in as Governor
and lieutenant Governor
of the State of Hawaii.
A ticket to the proceedings
sits right here beside my keyboard.

There is a concept in the Hawaiian Culture:
According to the authoritative 
Pukui/Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary,
Pono means:  goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, behalf, equity, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful...and so much more.

Things in our islands
have been in disharmony
for eight years.

With all the problems we face today
a new, inclusive, regime is needed.

By all appearances,
that new regime is now come.

Humans will never be perfect
and I don't expect to agree
with every move "my" guys make.

But that longed-for inclusiveness is afoot,
as seen in the recent proposed appointments
of good people.

I have a confession to make.

A very rude and inflexible person
has been in charge of the State Department
that over-sees the State Harbors.

As residents of a State Harbor,
my neighbors and I have been under assault
by an antagonistic, pre-determined process
that has made us unwelcome
in our own beloved neighborhood.

The other day,
I saw that rude woman,
who had hurt so many peoples' feelings
(and made some boaters homeless)
crying before the TV News cameras.

Bullies always cry 
when they finally get the punch in the nose
that they have courted.

I felt a satisfaction,
an ancient one.

It's good to see those
who have made themselves 
you enemies

Even better:

We welcome Pono Hawaiian Gentleman,
William Aila
Waianae Boat Harbor Master,
Hawaiian Activist,
& gadfly for what is right,
as our NEW 
DIRECTOR, Dept. Of Land & Natural Resources.
He is expected to be confirmed easily.

The war is over.
Now there's LOTS to be done.

But we the people of Hawaii
will do it together.

It's a wonderful day.
             What is pleasing YOU today? cloudia

Stroll around Honolulu @ Christmas Time!