Just over a week ago, I was spending time with my family on Maui, and I'm not sure I can really find the words to describe how I feel when I'm there. Maybe peaceful, cradled, hopeful, awed, intentional, or still. My soul feels still when I'm there. Like my insides stop moving, stop making lists, reliving mistakes, worrying about tomorrow, next week, next year, long enough to just be. Long enough to let what's happening right now register. Long enough to actually experience what's around me. This trip was by no means perfect. There was conflict, intense anger, hurt feelings, tears and crushing sadness, and yet, I still felt held by the sweetness and steadiness of this little paradise.
These photos capture exactly what this place feels like to me.