Monday, January 21, 2013

Opposites (A tribute)

So Saturday I woke up and felt a rush of energy. Decided I wanted to hike Makapu'u Lighthouse point. It's beautiful. It's an easy hike that cuts straight up a mountain pass, it's all rocky and ledgy and you skirt the very edge of land and ocean. The surf was wild and full of white caps and the water such a deep blue it seemed to slip into eternity. It was breathtaking and as I was standing at the very edge of the cliff I saw a sight I haven't seen in the three years I've lived here.

A breaching humpback whale. It was exhilerating, awe inspiring, moving... so beautiful. The whales migrate here from Alaska during mating season and I've heard of others getting to see them, but I never have. I remember as I stood there that day that it was really one of the best days of my life.

The next day I received a call from my MIL to let us know that my husband's grandmother was in the hospital. She passed away peacefully early this morning.

Sometimes a memory gets so imprinted because there're moments in our life that we will never forget. Nanny's death will always be wrapped up in the beauty of that day and that's a beautiful memory to have.

Rest in peace grandma,


Tami said...

I am so excited for this book! Thank you for the snippet to make that excitement grow ;-)

Marie Hall said...

Thank you, Tami.