Saturday, April 4, 2015

manō

my son sent a text this morning: went free diving with sharks yesterday outside haleiwa {hawaii}

  sharks played an important role among the ancient hawaiians, and were considered by some as ‘aumākua, personal or family gods, and sacred guardians and protectors that should be respected and even fed.  sharks also played a role in myths and legends, as well as hawaiian history. 

the hawaiian word for shark is manō , kyle said there were eleven manō in the water, sand sharks, nurse sharks, and one tiger had been spotted earlier. but no one went in the water then. i'm so glad my son is having epic experiences and that mostly, he waits to tell me about them afterwards. ;)

19 comments:

  1. WhT an amazing experience! As I mentioned before on IG being from a coastal city 550 years old in Brazil, this picture made my heart smile. Amazing��

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  2. I'm still at the stage of worrying when they spend the day somewhere safe without me! I so admire your ability to encourage them to live exciting and awesome lives and totally get that it's better to only hear about it later! That image is amazing...what a memory to look back on! :)

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  3. Wow! I know I you feel. I was happy when my daughter told me after the fact that she had gone sky diving!

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  4. My goodness, Lori! That is some picture and story. As you say, perhaps better to hear about such adventures when they have been completed.

    I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter! xo

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  5. ALWAYS better to hear when it is all over, great picture though :)

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  6. that's a pretty awesome picture!

    i know your kids have good sense.

    love
    kj

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  7. lol, I can really agree with your thoughts on sons telling us after the fact!! Mine went to New Zealand for an adrenaline weekend recently and very kindly refrained from telling me what he was going to be partaking of! I told him before he left that I was not thinking of him while he was away but boy, was I glad when he got home! Fortunately, my other sons and my daughters are not of the same dare devil calibre…….I'd be completely grey haired by now if that was so! Hugs xx

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  8. Oh Lori, That sounds really scarry! So Happy to hear he survived to tell you!!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Madelief x

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  9. I thought I had posted a comment here... but obviously not! The cyber world never ceases to amaze me.

    What I wanted to say is that obviously your children have inherited your love of nature and animals - what a fantastic (but slightly scary) experience!

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  10. You obviously have a very calm head. Love the photo!

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  11. Lori, You raised some brave children. At least there were no great whites in the water! I love sharks, must have been a wonderful swim. xoxo

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  12. I'm holding my breath! Not a lover of swimming with anything but humans:-D However, this is a pretty incredible photo, XOXO

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  13. I don’t know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

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  14. Oh Lori, I can't tell you how grateful I am for this post! Sharks survived extinction yet now many species are down 90% (!) in the past few years thanks to man. We NEED them in our oceans if we wish to survive on this planet. Not to mention that my 4 yo son wants to swim with scalloped hammerhead sharks when he is older and at this rate they won't be around when he is grown up! Please tell you son THANK YOU!!!
    XOXO Love to you Lori!!!

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  15. hi Lori, so long not to see your update. how are you~~ miss u~~

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xoxo lori