On Maui, Aloha is Automatic
On the way from Kihei to Lahaina, we were treated to a one-man Hawaiian concert. He told me that in Hawaii, we sometimes forget about the meaning of aloha–that it’s just a word if it’s not shared. That’s why he plays along his ukulele. Some of the locals were jaded, but the tourists smiled.
Listening to him made me wonder how many things we take for granted when we live here.
We are so busy with the details of our lives that we forget to look out the window or listen to what’s around us.
Before we disembarked at the Maui Ocean Center in Maalae, he shows me his ukulele. This is what makes Hawaii different, he explains. “Aloha is Automatic.”