Friday, April 29, 2011
When can I go back?
This crossed my mind as I slid a CD into my old car's player and drove to work in the semi dark yesterday with snowflakes plunking against my windshield.
I thought, what did I miss most about Hawai'i and then it came to me.
The sounds of the ocean.
In fact the music pouring out of my speakers as I navigated the switchback roads and curves into Romance Valley were from
Israel Kamakawiwo ~ White Sandy Beaches of Hawai'i
*The sound of the ocean
soothes my restless soul
The sound of the ocean
rocks me all night long*
Yes it was the sound of the waves hitting the rocks and the beaches that lulled me to sleep on our last trip and the first thing I heard when I woke up in the morning.
Even though our rental may well have been nearly a mile above the ocean on the hillside.
As a child my parents had rented a house very near the ocean. Each night the sounds of the ocean put me to sleep and woke me up.
I miss those sounds.
Especially on a cold April morning with snowflakes dashing against my windshield.