#KūpunaWisdom. #Aloha. #Lokomaikaʻi. #LoveAndKindness. #Everybodyhasaplace. #KnowYourPlace. #Kamakau. #1868. [“SOME OF THE PRACTICES OF THE HAWAIIANS” (“O ke ano o kekahi mau mea o ka Lahui Hawaii.”) Translated by Mary Kawena Pukui]
Excerpt from an article published in “Ka Nupepa Kuokoa” on August 8, 1868 by respected Hawaiian historian and scholar, Samuel M. Kamakau. “8. My people were a loving people from the chiefs, the prominent people down to the commoners.
A pleasant people, hospitable, welcoming visitors, soft spoken, gentle mannered and as delightful as the gentle morning breeze that comes out of the forest and damp mountain regions of the distant upland. Cool and refreshing to the brow. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨. "Malie i huihui ai kuu manawa,
Gentle and refreshing to my brow,
He malihini ko ka hale,
Is the visitor who has come to our house,
Ua hiki ma-i-hiki-e-
He has come, he has come." ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨. A people ashamed to be where they were unwanted, to go constantly to the homes of others, to look around to see what can be seen, to behave in a boisterous manner, jumping around from place to place, to speak out of turn, to start a quarrel, to gossip, to act the vagrant and to be sour tempered.
Mine were a gentle people, quiet, careful, well behaved and as still as a blossom of the grass. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨. "Ua like ka paha me ka mauu kuku,
Perhaps like the grass with a raspy blade,
Me ka mauu nene aala,
The fragrant nene grass,
Hina wale-hina wale-hina, wale-la.
It gently falls, falls, falls."