REFLECTIONSMark Twain, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ernest Hemingway all found refuge and inspiration in the Hawaiian Islands.
The abounding beauty is but one of the captivating influences that engage the mind and put the muse to dance. The melding of Polynesian culture with indigenous history and native personality is rich. Add to that, color, aroma, food, and a special relationship of people with nature all playing out in the unique light of a Pacific Island and you have a blend for reflection, appealing to writers and countless artists.
William Faulkner said a writer needs experience, observation and imagination. Twain, London and Stevenson found it here.
On a previous visit, working on a documentary, a helicopter pilot with whom we worked told me the land and the Hawaiian people are connected in a special way and he said the land is alive. There is an energy and power to life that abides on land that has emerged from the sea by power of the ring of fire. Observing and experience life here stokes the imagination with volcanic power.
SEEING ITThese frames are works of reflection in degrees of intricacy. If you have a moment, decipher how reality is bent by reflection.
The following are a trio in tribute to the dancing palms.
The following frames may take a moment to determine how up is on the bottom.