Whenever I think back to when I first got stationed in Hawaii, and Lou joined me after we got married, I think of a ‘magical time’ in our life. You know, life was good, the world was ours to conquer, we were living everyday on our terms.
And the warmth of the islands was in our veins, in our hearts. Unlike 99.9% of military people who come to Hawaii and hole up on post, never experiencing the culture and the aloha, we embraced it. We assimilated into it. We lived it. and, as in the saying of ‘the rest is history’, it also embraced and nurtured us.
One of the songs that remind me of those magical days is Pua Olena. And in my mind, I relive the magic every time I listen to it.