Day 29 – Full Moon

Almost full moon…

What is beauty?

It is a completely subjective thing. It depends on your experiences. It depends on where you have traveled. It depends on your beliefs.

I try to find beauty wherever I go, in the smile of a barista or the full moon rising above the ocean.

I am thrilled when my mind is calm enough to see the beauty beyond the ugly. The fragrance of a plumeria tree in full bloom drifting into my car window while I sit in traffic. Ghost crabs scurrying across sand covered in micro-plastics.

Sometimes I feel that people want beauty to smack them in the face or believe it is reserved only for a special occasion or found over there but not here.

I find beauty in what is going on in my beloved country. I see an awakening. I see things not continuing as they have been. I see people not putting up with the status quo.

Yes it can be hard to see the beauty in something, but it is there. Don’t wait for it to smack you in the face.

Pele’s sunset behind the Ko’olau mountains.

Although those moments can be profound!

Aloha!

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