Tuesday, May 22, 2007

SEANCE AT THE SEASHORE ...?!?

                             

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.