The Mauimama issue 14 – Editorial
Have you been down to Ho’okipa beach Park lately?
The whole vibe has changed dramatically. In the last few weeks the clouds of pakololo smoke and large groups of local males that used to dominate the pavilions has been replaced with young families. You now don’t have to explain to your small children what that strange smell is that is wafting down the stairs as you enter the beach. Although, you now have to compete for sand space, as the park is a lot busier. And so it should be. Ho’okipa is a beautiful beach, great for little ones to play in the surf, explore the rocks and rock pools, and to be inspired by the generations of surfers that ride the waves at pavilions and middles. Although there is not much shade, umbrellas and tents are recommended, a good day at Ho’okipa is a GREAT day.
Costco Gas Station is also a welcomed change. Gas prices are about 30 cense cheaper there than the other gas stations. That can be a saving of over a $20 a month if you fill your tank up every week. I’m still waiting to see if it will drive prices down everywhere else, but haven’t noticed that…yet!
Another change, besides the sun setting earlier and the nights and ocean getting cooler, is the number of surf/wind surfing board fences that are springing up everywhere. I welcome this epidemic and expression of the surf culture. It feels like years ago when murals were ‘shrooming up everywhere on the North Shore.
I like the Mahatma Gandhi quote, “Be the Change you want to see.” This can be as small as smiling at people or taking a neighborhood walk with your children with a bag and picking up trash that may have fallen at the side of the road. I did this the other day and was amazed at how much we picked up and even more amazed that I hadn’t noticed how much trash there actually was!
The power of change should never be underestimated. As I quote Paul Shane Spear, “As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” If enough of us do this we can revolutionize the world around us!
I hope you enjoy this Mauimama issue.