Tuesday, January 26, 2010
look into the ever deepening blue and see the face of god embellished in dancing formless clouds. mount haleakalā thrives in the house of the sun— a giant lifted out of the pacific to cast its immense shadow over the rugged coast which encircles this island paradise. rising well above the clouds— floating in the eternal sea of white, to look out beyond the summit— there is only a deep penetrating blue— the blazing sun does little to warm bodies chilled in the brisk mountain breeze. it has been said by the ancients that the demigod maui and his mother conspired to capture the sun at this summit and so doing lengthened the days which brought plenty to this island of delight, yet it is the timelessness of the vast open planet that is found upon its apex— in all directions there is an unbounded clarity— for, to see all of existence in the yielding pallid clouds and the endless azure sky, this is truly peace on earth where heaven knows no equal.