Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Menehune Sighting

A  L  O  H  A !
Mt. Olompali link
"The art of being happy lies 
in the power of extracting 
happiness from common things." 
        Henry Ward Beecher

"The most complicated skill 
is to be simple."
     Dejan Stojanovic

Menehune [Link] Throwing A "Shaka"

 "The menehune were the little people of Hawaiian tales. As they lived in the mountain forests and only came to the lowland at night, they were not often seen. These little people worked at night. They worked together and in great numbers. In a single night they could accomplish mighty deeds such as building a road or heiau [Hawaiian Temple] or walling in a fish pond. Once they even took a spring from its rocky bed and carried it, bundled in ti leaves, down to the lowland so that villagers might have its water for their taro patches. At cock-crow all work must stop for that was menehune law, and a job must be finished in a single night. Men still point to certain walls left unfinished when morning came too quickly."

"Tales of the MENEHUNE"
compiled by
Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi
You can read more about this marvelous
Hawaiian woman & here: Link

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             Fondly, cloudia