This time last year, twenty family members gathered for a much anticipated and once in a lifetime vacation in Kailua on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
It was everything we had ever dreamed it would be....breathtakingly beautiful, intoxicating and filled with new and exciting activities...
We were truly blessed to be able to take this extraordinary trip and to share it with those we love.....This summer, we will gather again....but like most other summers....we will be at the lake house....much calmer...very relaxing and still beautiful......maybe we will have a luau? We most certainly will have fun! (Center photo taken by Dan on sunrise hike with his Dad...others are mine)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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