Over this past weekend, I learned firsthand the true meaning of this beautiful Hawaiian song. Just recently, a dear friend of mine passed away, leaving her beloved beautiful family, and hundreds of friends who loved her. As part of the ceremony of saying “good-bye,” a paddle out was scheduled a few hours before her funeral. It was a rainy, blustery morning which heightened the amazing spirit of the sixty plus surfers, donning yellow plumeria leis, who paddled out over some rough water. Once in formation, those of us on the shore could feel their loving thoughts amidst rain showers and rainbows. Throughout this unforgettable day of celebrating this precious well lived life, it once again calmed my soul to know our farewells in this life are only temporary. It is comforting to know we will see our loved ones again. Aloha ‘oe my sweet friend.