Along the Ala Wai in the cool heat of day’s end
We might see walkers
Rushing by without smiles
Intent on closing the gap to unknown destinations.
Hand in hand, Thich Nhat Hanh walks with me,
Slowly, we walk without a destination in mind
Each step connects us in peace
We breathe and step, breathe and step
Gently on Mother Earth, who grounds and nourishes us.
Van Gogh wants to walk with me
To see if we look at things the same way,
We gaze at the smooth green water
Fish with rounded mouths rise for air
As artists, we see more than meets the eye
Looking beyond and beneath what is there
For interpretation on canvas or on paper.
Come walk with me.