... and then I left my body. I hadn't known nothingness before. My senses couldn't detect anything. If time was here, I didn't know how much of it came and went. I felt, thought, and imagined nothing about the nothingness. Then the stillness moved. The darkness penetrated so deep it became bright, black sunlight. The … Continue reading The Experience
INSPIRED BY AND FEATURING ARTWORK BY CHEENO. Seasar Waterways sat in his swimming trunks on the edge of a wooden dock leading out to his father’s favorite river, The Ways. A few miles ahead, the river and the sea met. “That’s called a confluence,” his father Banks had told him many times until he could … Continue reading Fear of the Sea
I've long misunderstood aloneness. I've gone through periods of being alone and thought I truly got what it was about: being by myself. My most alone time was living in my own apartment in my early twenties for about two years. I loved my place, especially when I looked back at all my former living … Continue reading Alone | AllOne
Did you know aloha means hello, goodbye, as well as love, compassion, peace, and much more?! It is truly a beautiful word encompassing the spirit of Hawai'i, which means the breath (ha) and water (wai) of life from god. I didn't get far into Kona, a.k.a the Big Island, before I knew this island was … Continue reading Big Island, Aloha!
Ever shared a big secret? A secret you felt would tarnish the self created image you've curated? I've been sharing my self altering secrets over the course of almost 2 years with my partner. There aren't many, but they were real enough I felt embarrassed to keep them hidden. Like almost all of us, we … Continue reading Your Secrets’ Keeper
I'm a few hours away from my 28th bornday anniversary. In my early 20s, a knowing began its birth in my gut. I started feeling my 27th year of life would be a turning point, a penultimate one with a final other when I become 30. The latter hasn't become clear yet, but I know … Continue reading Born Day Anniversary
What is considered traveling? How far do you have to go? Does it only count if it's personal or maybe even business? What do you need to see, do, or eat for you to say you've traveled to a place? How long do you stay for? For example, if I lived in Florida my whole … Continue reading Where We’ve Been