"The ocean is composed of drops of water, each drop is an entity and yet it is part of the whole, the ‘one and the many" Unknown
Our ocean and rivers around Kauai have been so treacherous this year. In 8 weeks, 8 drownings. In 60 days there have been 6 ocean drownings and 2 river drownings. Six of these drownings were visitors to this island and 2 were local men who knew the ocean. This is a total of 8 lives taken from what began as only one drop of water...the entity of the whole mass of drops of water, rather it be the ocean or a river. This "one of the many" not only has the ability to carve stone, shift masses of sand, sculpt canyons, clear forest, move rocks, destroy man-made dwellings and structures, but will take the living breath from a human in seconds. Changing life in an instant.
PLEASE be smart, safe, aware and ever so cautious of our ocean and rivers here while visiting Kauai. If in ANY doubt, DON'T go out! sit and watch the rhythm of the ocean...watch it for a long time to see just how the sea moves; gather respect the power of just one wave. A reminder for those of us who live on Kauai..ALWAYS respect and revere our sea!
My heart and prayers continue to go out to the many loved ones of those swept away by the force of water. My heart and prayers go out to my community here on this tinny island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, my Kauai. For we all are touched with each and every life that transcends to the beyond...through that infinite place of gathered drops of water.