Everyone Can Feel Joy of Life in Hawaii

Contributed by Sandra M.Z. Armstrong as it appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2/12/18

As I walk along the water’s edge, I see people, sunshine and a glistening ocean. I see people from all over the world experiencing the exact same scene and enjoying it immensely. All types of shapes and bodies and colors of people are relaxing in the water or soaking up the sun, reading magazines, reading books, some in the shade and some in the bright light. It is as if G-d painted a rainbow of people for an artist’s delight. Small children, boogie boarding children, babies, newlyweds, selfie portrait takers, middle-aged and older. It didn’t matter what you looked like, where you were from or how you got here. The enormous ability to feel the joy of this place called Hawaii was everywhere.

This was originally published as a letter in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2/12/18.