I took this photo of Diamond Head in 2007.
Maybe, it’s because I am 70 and getting older by the minute. But, I just don’t want to be a rebel anymore.
There was a time when I protested against the war in Vietnam. I participated in a sit-in on the University of Hawaii campus. I marched to the state capitol to make our demands known to Governor Burns. I also rode a bus from New York City to Washington, DC, to sit on the grass in front of the White House and listen to anti-war protesters.
Now, it is 2016. I am different now. You won’t see me demonstrating on school campuses and marching on the streets of Hawaii.
I want inner peace and serenity.
I sit on my sofa and gaze out the window, loving my lush Boston ferns, hanging from the eaves. The view of my plants and flowers brings me solace and comfort from the rage in the news.
People, do we really need to argue, fight, and hate one another?
If I were to make my opinions known, opponents would find my house and vandalize it. Perhaps, these opponents would kill me when I opened my door.
At age 70, I have only a few short years to live. Let me enjoy my life in peace.