“For your answer, you must hear a minimalist composition performed by the wind, watch the dolphins play in moonlight, and listen to the whales singing as you are rocked to sleep by the sea. If this happens to you once, you are still fit material for human company. If it happens to you every night for several years, you can visit the people who live on land, but you will not belong to them ever again.”
— February 5, 1991, Paul Lutus, Confessions of a Long Distance Sailor
E hele ka `elemakule, ka luahine,
a me na kamali`i a moe i ke ala
`a`ohe mea nana e ho`opilikia.
Let the old men, the old women, and the children go
and sleep on the wayside; let them not be molested.
The Law of the Splintered Paddle,
King Kamehameha I.
New International Version
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
8.45 a.m. My mother is in the hospital grounds smoking a cigarette. She is looking old and haggard. All the debauchery is catching up with her.
Addiction quote: “It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication, willpower and sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But I promise, it’s worth it.”