From Doves To Tigers

The day before I left Waimea Bay, the spinner dolphins fell from the heavens. They came right up to me and Juniper and   pirouetted out of the water. I swam with them, and we talked about the clouds, and played fetch with seashells. The dolphins told me that their favorite kind of clouds are the ones …

Sea Gypsy

I’m a sea gypsy now. Living on the hook and harvesting rain. The sea is my sanctuary and I need nothing but air.  I shout to the wind, “Honey, I’m a seed and you are the wind, which way are we going today?”  I don’t really know where I’m going half the time. And many …

The Sunnyside

I don’t remember the last time I showered. Does jumping into the sea count?  Sorry to tell you that, but it’s the truth. I tell you all my truths. As if you were my diary. Now you know everything. What’s on the surface of my skin. What’s beneath my skin. What’s crawling inside my skin …

Squid Ink

I sometimes wonder if scientists are sitting in laboratories mixing up diseases, just so they have something new to discover. I love to discover. To explore. To escape. Who doesn’t? We are all restless without novelty. Restlessness feeds everything, even secrets. People always want to know and be the first to know what nobody else …

Forest Flowers

Sam and I locked Daisy( the dinghy) to a palm tree and decorated it with leaves and flowers. It was an offering of protection, because people had lost dinghies to the hands of thieves on that shore in Hanalei Bay. But that can happen on any shore.  We made our way to the Na Pali …