Tuesday, May 22, 2007



Archeological evidence suggests that not only does my hotel here in Maui reside on an ancient Hawaiian burial ground, but that local natives actually installed a Makaluopuna -- or "a stone gateway between this world and the next realm" -- right in the hotel lobby.  The gateway, pictured here, was used centuries ago as a portal allowing the spirits of dead ancestors to return from the Great Beyond in the form of lizards, sharks, owls, hawks or frigate birds.  I guess that explains some of the characters I ran into at the bar last night!

1 comment:

kattytrick said...

Well I tell you what. I tended bar for a few years putting myself through collage, and I couldn't agree more with your annalises of the bar patrons...lol. Thank you for the personal glimpse.