The rainy day
pattern of weather here has been very conducive to writing, and Let Them Not
Say is now sent off for review by the conductor. Undoubtedly, as is always the case, there
will be corrections and adjustments to make—perhaps even some re-writing if I’ve
overplayed the ensemble’s ability—but this initial complete draft is something I
feel quite good about.
The work’s poet,
Jane Hirshfield, was scheduled to appear at a talk in Honolulu during our week
there, and we were excited to go and introduce ourselves, perhaps find a moment
to get acquainted. I went online to
purchase tickets for her talk and, alas, due to travel concerns surrounding
event’s been cancelled...
The 5th and final dive of our advanced open water certification, again at Lele’iwi beach, and another great day. Perhaps the visibility not quite as good as Wednesday, but still great.
Much of what made this final dive so enjoyable was our increased confidence in maintaining our buoyancy. Pattie and I each felt a significant difference in our skills-growth, and Bill, our instructor, was very ready to talk about our improvement.
The turtles on this dive were just exquisite. At one point we were just in awe watching a few of them all together. Below, one of the turtles we encountered was clearly tuckered out, sleeping with his head on a rock/pillow.