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Two years ago was New York City homelessness, trying to prove to myself that I was something more than life support for a mentally-ill mother, trying to prove to myself that I was something more than token black excellence, trying to prove to myself that I was more than I was, trying to reconcile my place in this world that isn’t mine because I’m just a traveller in an avatar that turns to stardust when my time expires. There’s a corresponding star for each of us. We’re a projection of something far greater than the selves we fuck and fuck over.
Julia reminds me of this. Julia’s dying, but she remembers the magic in her body––the way butterflies emerged from the chrysali in her esophagus when she met her husband who fashioned cathedrals from his ribs as an offering to the goddess in her.
Outside her bedroom window, the sky reminds me of my insignificance. The sky carries the weight of all things above just as we try to carry the weight of all things below. I can hear the sound of things falling.
Distance: 6 miles
Pace: 7:03 per mile
Track of the day: Way Back by Travis Scott
Photo: I captured the sunset from my backyard on Maui. •
Of course who I am has been influenced by many people and give credit to all of my (mentors, coaches, colleagues, friends, etc). Two people who I'll be forever grateful for are my parents and all of our struggles and blessings together. From not being able to speak English, struggling with our health, food, and finances. To all of the blessings (which I now see) of not seeing my dad during my childhood from having an insane work ethic which I got to witness (5 am-10 pm) to having my mom instilling how people are always first and to share compassion, love and empathy with others.
Some may call these "soft" skills but I truly believe these are fundamental to who I am and to being able to learn, listen, and connect with others and treat people like family. We're all family on this earth. 😉🤙
Albert Verdadero, a Unite Here Local 5 worker at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, holds a sign along Kamehameha Highway on Tuesday near the entrance to the Turtle Bay Resort as the union took its informational picket to the North Shore.
The hotel strike on Oahu and Maui could put a damper on two high-profile group events coming to Hawaii this week, including Waikiki’s largest convention of the year.
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