There's a new balance to learn - not to work so much that we never leave the house to experience this beautiful place, but not to forget that we are not on vacation.
Yesterday, we hiked out our front door and up the street to Ho'opi'i Falls. What geologic coincidences made the rock collapse just so, right here? It's all igneous, from the same volcano.
I love the contrasts here, the obvious convergence of elements. Fire built this place; water and air tempered it. Earth has claimed it now, but water will one day have it all. Ian explored the waterfall, the cylindrical pits dug by the endless flow of water. I sat in the rain and watched the ferns across the river nodding in the wind, clinging to cracks in the red-black rock.