Hawai‘i Wisdom — March 2015

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Hawai‘i Wisdom — March 2015

Sunset Eastside

A sunset is seen here on the Eastside of Kaua‘i, the oldest and lushest of the Main Hawaiian Islands.

He puko‘a kani ‘aina.

“A coral reef (hardens/strengthens/sounds out) into land.”

In their travels around the Pacific, the Hawaiians would pass by many coralheads which the navigators would mark in their memories and pass on their apprentices. Eventually they would notice these small coralheads would grow into a full islands and so comes the advice that we can’t expect to be full-blown successes right away, often we start small and over time, like a coralhead, we will mature and be successful.

Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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