A beacon of light shines from a natural arch in a rock at Pfeiffer Beach in California. The orange glow can only be seen for a few weeks every year when the sun sets directly behind Keyhole Arch.
Picture: Mark Brodkin/Solent News
Travelling to far off places is a luxury in my family and something both my parents and I haven’t been able to do very often. However my mom was able to go Hawaii once and has always said she would love to be able to go again. So naturally it has always been on my list.
But then again, why wouldn’t it?
Hawaii, meaning “homeland” is covered in warm beaches, captivating landscapes and alluring culture like no other. It’s also remarkable to think it was all created because of volcanoes (seems to be a theme this month) forming the land. According to GoHawaii.com Maunaloa, one of the volcanoes, has been continuously erupting since 1983. Loihi, an underwater volcano, has been erupting since 1996 and has been creating a ninth island.
The islands are a constant reminder of life. Here you have hula dancers, surfers, golfers, arts and culture, and an ending list of places to see. Home to 6 main islands, Hawaii seems like it could never have a boring moment. In Molokai you could ride a mule the 2.9-mile trail to Kalaupapa Peninsula, or in Lanai you could walk along shipwrecked beach and see the ghost of an oil tanker of the 1940’s, haunting the coral reefs.
I would definitely recommend having more than a few days to explore the islands. It’s a place that forces you into a mode of relaxation and you should have the time to make it happen.
Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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In which John visits the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where his wife is a curator, and thinks about the work of the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei while walking through “According to What,” his first major retrospective in the United States. If you live in or near Indianapolis, you should really see the show. It’s very special, and will be here until July 21st.
Good Art Makes Nothing Happen
…and yet it can open eyes and make people reconsider - even for a second - their life and others lives. Maybe through art it could help people wonder how we could make the world better.
Feeling Inspired but I don’t know what to do with it…