So roughly 8 years ago I set foot on this particular site, my grandparents condo for the weekend, and it was at that point that I realized what I was missing in the very simple use of a Photo…not to showcase my photography skills, as those are clearly not my forte, rather catching a moment in time. Capturing a story of a moment, capturing a picture of a thought…Simple really : A photo and a story. Each time I look as this photo I remember my journey on the island of Maui, where I will eventually return to retire and plant my feet in the sand of Keawakapu Beach. We all have photos on our phone, and typically our phoneotos, as I call them, tell a story – this particular evening told the story of a young 25yr old finding beauty in a land unknown to him and realizing that this may very well be the new beginning he was looking for! Many more photos, and stories to tell..!! Until then, All the Best….KL
They say that a picture says a 1000 words, not to worry I won’t bore you with nearly that many! I have been fortunate enough to get to travel a bit, and my favorite spot is right here, literally, on this beach. Keawakapu Beach sits right below my parents house and as big as it is you would think that more people would be here, yet this is typical of a busy afternoon! I expect to retire at this spot, growing old sitting here drinking some Maui Brewing Company Beer, bbq’ing some fresh Ahi or Ono. Simple things really appeal to me! Play golf with the fam, relax at house for a bit, pack up the kids, the cooler, and the chairs and sit here and watch the tourists get pile driven into the sand by the waves that roll into the shore.
The beauty of being in a business that does not require your every day presence is you can wake up early in the morning, grab the laptop, a couple rockstars, the paper (yes I still read it, ironic since i have the laptop in my hands as well), and sit on the beach and “work” for a few hours! Wife and kids won’t be up for a few hours, so some quiet time, on the beach, alone, and did I mention quiet!
Someday I will come back to retire here, guess i have to put my kids through college or something, guess that’s the deal I signed up for! Must have been intoxicated when I signed that deal! Let’s just hope they are much smarter than I and maybe just maybe they will get scholarships and I will skate free of the ridiculous cost of higher education! For a brief second I had wished that I was home so I could go watch the Open at Olympic, but then I was handed another beer and I continued playing Beach Bocci. How quickly that thought left my mind! SF, see you soon.