Transplant: 1. To uproot and replant (a growing plant) 2. To transfer from one place of residence to another. via The Free Dictionary by Farlex.
I am a transplant.
From the state of Hawaii to the old western beauty of Las Vegas, and now in the abundantly fertile land of New England, is where I call home. I've been here for the past 4 years. At times this journey has challenged my soul and broke my spirit. I enjoyed moments of extreme happiness and intense sadness. I renewed, renovated and restored my Aloha more times than I care to think about. Every day my Polynesian DNA yearns for the rich culture of the Hawaiian Islands. My golden childhood consisted of freefall days in the tropical sun, the sound of multi-culture languages, mashed together to speak the universal "Pigeon English", which is a pure delight to my ears. No matter how warm it gets here in New England, its beauty and culture is no comparison. The winters are long, cold and grey. I close my eyes and see the crystal blue waves, I hear the sound of my fathers' guitar, I smell the kiawe wood burning of an open fire, I am swept away. But, I am here, transplanted on the East Coast of the United States of America. So I bring my Aloha to the surface, I share my light with those who accept my offering. I absorb the culture and kindness around me. My eyes slowly open. My inner light, unwilling at first, slowly begins to take root. My flow brought me to this place and time. I chose to be here, my family surrounds me. My Aloha expands. My soul awakens and I grow. My Hawaiian Aura glows.
Namaste sweet ones