Ke Ao Maoli
all of your experiences is interesting as I know you felt loved and comforted. My life took on a change when I turned 10 years. The night proved to be interesting, warm and the light bugs were swarming around the veranda of my parents home and I commented to mama if it meant we will have rain. Then shortly afterwards there were no bugs and we were laughing as my dad commented the bugs heard me. I went to sleep and it seems like minutes when I was awaken to look outside my bedroom window and saw the sky was pitched black and there were no lights in the streets. Out of the corner of my eye, there hung a huge round disc. It was bright burnt orange that I sprang out of the bed to wake up mama. She moaned not to go too far. I walked down into the yard by my bedroom window to examine the disc and felt a warmth I felt but cannot explain. I sat on the stone and realized it was the moon. A woman's voice called me asking how I was and she was happy I was turning 10. I was still wondering who she was and asked her if she was my grandma and apologized. I asked grandma why were there so many pukas in her and she laughed. She laughed more when I asked if the pukas were doors opening to cities and if people really live with her. She sighed and said man has such an imagination. I laughed and agreed and said nobody will believe when I tell them she came to see me and thanked her for the visit. I laid my head down on the stone and closed my eyes as she spoke in a whisper. Next thing, I heard the rooster calling for the sun. My best friend called me a liar and I suppressed her (grandmas') visit. The news never spoke of the moon being unusually different in color or bright like the sun as I remembered it before I turned 10 years. Grandma said she will come again like the sun to visit. I never gave it thought but not long ago as I was sitting outside my home, I saw the moon unusually large like the sun in brightness. When the news spoke of it, I sighed" you did keep your promise grandma," thank you. The spirit world and the physical world happens here in hawaii nei. Just those who are foreign to our country will never believe or understand but will agree when I say, "be glad you live in hawaii."