The turtle waves

I’m surrounded by Nora Roberts books in Maui. Not my thing really.

My son is exhausted. Sleeping the sleep of a 5 year old who just had a giant (bigger than him) sea turtle come up and wave at him. We got it on film. My had shaking as I thought for a moment, um, Is this okay?
You see, I’m from Georgia originally and I was schooled at a young age about snapping turtles.
Old myths die hard.

I watch him sleep. Sand stuck to the side of his head. In ever crevice really. Slowly defenestrating from his body to the bad jungle print comforter below. We won’t appreciate that later tonight.
I scour the bookshelf for something other than Nora. I brought tons of books with me. Sadly, the are all cerebral. Brain books. Learning books. I’m seeking trash.

or

something like Heinlein or Belknap Long.

Instead, I find a well worn book.  No cover.  Just a few words per page.

So often, that which we are

is sacrificed

to that

which we wish

ourselves

to be.

(I think written by Jovanovich)

Nice.  A book in Maui that doesn’t have a women with a ripped bodice on the cover… and yet the sentiment, the writing, holds exactly that same image.

Love it here.


Comments

  1. Suki says

    If you can, take your son to Keokea and visit Grandma’s Coffee House (tell Amber I sent you). The coffee is the best you’ve ever had and I’m willing to bet the waffles will be a huge hit with the young one. If you go early he might get to see the real-life cowboys come in for their coffee. After you eat you can take a short drive down the road to Ulupalakua to see the ranch and visit the winery (the road and views are amazing). Re: the book situation you can always hit the Borders in Kahului 😉 Enjoy!

  2. cybil says

    try tom robbin’s “jitterbug perfume” or T.C. Boyle’s “Tortilla Curtain”. When all else fails, steal away for a 30 min. barefoot run on the beach. be well…cyb

  3. Christina says

    yay! Will do.

    Today was ALL ABOUT boogie boarding… The boy loves the ocean now…

  4. Christina says

    beach run: done. Sebastian claims I run like a turtle. No lie.

    🙂

  5. Beautiful quote – sounds perfect for Hawaii. I”m reading the brain book you recommended – The Empowerment Dynamic, and I love it! but then I’m trapped on a plane, not in Hawaii right now 🙂

  6. there’s also an awesome used book store in Hilo – if you’re near there

  7. Christina says

    We stalked David Emerald (the author of the Ted Book) and had him do a retreat for us. Really inspiring man.
    🙂
    Happy brain reading.

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