Labor Day always feels more like New Year's for me than the actual holiday. There is new focus and determination after the hazy days of the summer. The jump start of new demands of work and school motivate reflection and assessment. How to make the most of what is left of the year?
Michele and I have come to a few conclusions this summer, the most substantial being our decision to move to Maui! And here's why:
white sand beaches
blue skies and soft surf
spending the day in bathing suits
long days on the beach together
quality time with BFFs
cool shades are a necessary accessory
Maui onions in matriciana
better time together
black sand beaches
laughing at the sun
...together at dusk
views of the sea from the front porch...
...and driving down in to town
we love our best friends more
and spend more time together
and our children...
...are more free and beautiful in Hawaii's light
There are also, in no particular order: shooting stars, no traffic or honking horns, no crime, constant 82 degree temperatures with no humidity, the spirit of aloha (love, peace and tranquility) as the dominant value system, breathtaking sunrises, pineapples, POG and the strongest sense of belonging we have ever experienced in any place in the world.
Our timeline is still being defined...stay tuned...