Mahalo... Turquoise and
I are teaching ourselves hawaiian, I pounced on the name as soon
as I heard it. Only met one other person called by it too..
> As a Son of Waves, I can't
imagine waht it would be to never have seen the ocean. . .
Oh, I've seen it. Just not recently.
When I was an infant, my parents took me to hawaii for a week..
I don't remember that one, but still...
the next time was when I was
hmm.. six probably, and the whole family went back there, to
Maui... went whale watching, saw some humpbacks,
which I vaguely remember...
went out to the beach every day, and it wasn't 'til the very
last day I was brave enough to actually go in the ocean! And
then I threw a temper tantrum since we had to get on the plane
and leave just then.
When I was eight or nine we
went to florida, spent two weeks there and I swam in the beach
some, I don't remember that one too well either. Haven't been
I've seen dolphins too. Two
years ago, actually, we went down to florida again, stayed at
disney world and then we were going to go to sanibel and stay
at the beach for a while. I got sick with some nasty little thing,
and we never got to go to the beach.. after two days of being
sick, the rest of the family wanted to get out of the hotel room,
so mom and dad dragged us all
to, of all places, sea world. Bleech.
Thanks to the medicine I was
on, and the heat, I was rather delirious, and my memory of that
day is abstract and dream-like at best.. I did technically get
to see dolphins, touch them at that, but since I remember none
of it, and since it was at that hellish place, I usually don't
count it. Especially seeing as how I knew nothing about dolphins
then... it wasn't until some six months later that I became enlightened
on -that- matter, and that was thanks to Turquoise. Not much
of a dolphin story, is it..
At any rate, just a couple more
years, and it's off to Sarasota (if I
can actually get in to the college
I'd like to go to).. The ocean and dolphins are one of the few
things I'll lie awake at night and cry for...
I do like your images..