I took these photos of Hanauma Bay in 2012.
Gone are the days when David and I would snorkel at Hanauma Bay. Having had two surgeries to remove suspicious moles from his back and left forearm, David has refrained from exposing himself to harmful rays from the sun. It’s okay with me, as I have no desire to be outdoors, either.
Also gone are the days when I tried to change the world. I used to think that engaging in anti-war protests would lead to world peace, but of course, it has not. Where there are people, there will always be hatred and war. Why hasn’t God, if there is a God, brought love and peace to the world?
So, David and I mind our own business and try to live a good life. Do you see us looking over our shoulder, wondering when the cops are going to nab us? We are not criminals. The last time I broke the law was when I blocked the intersection on Piikoi Street during the 1990s. During the 1970s, I jaywalked on Beretania Street. Yup, I paid the fines. Other than that, what laws have I broken? We pay our taxes and bills on time. We don’t have creditors or the IRS banging on our door.
There will always be poor and sick people, no matter where you live. This has been the case since the beginning of time. We do our part by donating money to charities, so that these organizations can help the downtrodden for us.
If everyone would do the same, what a wonderful world this would be.