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A Spectacular Summer Solstice on the Big Island

The summer solstice was spectacular, especially on the Big Island! With $2.00 Taco Tuesday for dinner (yes, it’s true, even here in Hawaii) to wine and sunset from our own lanai with friends, the evening could not have been more pleasant.

The view from my lanai

We talked about where we were in 1992, and the last occurrence of the same three eclipses in the solstice month…with a little coaxing of the memory bank, I remembered being in the Bahamas on a sailboat with a group of pilots and stews, touring the islands, eating slipper tail lobster, and surely drinking good wine. My friend and business partner, Beth, was on a 5-week trip to a remote valley in Tibet with an artist named Vijali, who was doing a world wheel project of environmental art. She always has such high aspirations…me, I just have fun!

As I woke this morning and looked out at the clear blue sky and ocean with Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the background, I thought to myself just how lucky I really am to be living in such a spectacular piece of the world that many people only dream of one day visiting. I am truly privileged…even to be enjoying Taco Tuesday here in paradise.

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Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)

June 23, 2011

Maybe what you learned sailing and I learned in a tent in Tibet was the value of taking time to enjoy our privileges and simple pleasures: like living surrounded by the beauty of Nature and good friends. We’re both more than a little Type A when it comes to business, but hopefully we never lose sight of what’s important in life.

Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)

June 23, 2011

Maybe what you learned sailing and I learned in a tent in Tibet was the value of taking time to enjoy our privileges and simple pleasures: like living surrounded by the beauty of Nature and good friends. We’re both more than a little Type A when it comes to business, but hopefully we never lose sight of what’s important in life.

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