Monday, March 19, 2018

19/31: Portrait of Waikiki

The weather: 80 degrees. Slight breeze. A few fluffy clouds drifting over Technicolor blue skies.

The people: chill. Aloha and mahalo. No shoes, no shirt, no problem. Drivers wave you across crosswalks with a smile. Wet footprints leading down the sidewalk to the beach. Worn surfboards held aloft like waiters hold heavy serving platters, offerings to the ocean.

The agenda: nonexistent. I abandon my "city walking" pace in favor of more of an amble. Wet sand, unstable footing, wet toes. I spread the beach towel, lie here for awhile and let the sun sweep its rays across my pale, pale body. No judgement here. The only requirement for a beach body is having a body.

The result: a sort of bliss that only a teacher knows, a teacher who is convinced January and February had approximately 124 days in them. Each.

I think I'm going to like it here.

7 comments:

  1. I love Hawaii! I have only been to the Big Island. Two of the best trips I have ever taken!

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  2. I laughed when I read "The only requirement for a beach body is having a body." That's funny! My husband and I spent ten days on Waikiki beach two years ago during spring break. It was glorious. I hope you have a view of the ocean from your hotel. Relax. Rewind. Refresh.

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  3. Sounds like a spring break of a life time! The best part is the nonexistent schedule.

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  4. It rained here all day long. You had me at amble. Enjoy your time there and soak up the beauty. You'll have to visit Kaua'i on your next visit.

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  5. I agree with Liz! Kaua'i is amazing too, but I loved Waikiki. I loved your clever format to get the information across. The weather, the people, the agenda, the result. Brilliant and beautiful writing. Enjoy the sand, surf, and sun!

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  6. I just love living my life through you! It’s like I’m there with you! Enjoy!

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  7. Through your literary depiction of the beach, I can almost feel the sun's rays upon my face and the wet sand between my toes. It sounds like you're living it up, as you should! I've been to Oahu, the Big Island and Kaua'i (in that order in one trip). My favorite was Kaua'i.

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