I’ve finally made it to the beach.

It’s 3am.

It’s humid.

Palm trees line the beach just like they should anywhere in the world. In my opinion, a beach isn’t considered a beach if there are no palm trees.

It’s taken me a while to get here, & a bit of money too.

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Worth it.

In this moment, sitting here, I have truly found Shalom again. This is Waikiki.

I run my fingers through the sand, damp from a recent rain, and yet indisputably soft as silk against my fingers. I am comfortably embraced within it.


I feel, for the first time in five years, at home with myself. For the first time in five years, I am sane.

Mahalo E Ke Akua No Keia La