This island has held me through so much over the years. The gratitude that I have for this land is wordless. I've left parts of my self here. Found parts of myself here. Learned how to pray here. Discovered the true meaning of service here. I dance for the ever evolving being that I am with this island. Oh, how to thank these waters, these fires, these volcanos, these humans and these creatures enough. For all the paths and people who have guided me here, year after year, I dance to honor my relations. I dance to reclaim the childlike essence of my soul as I move gracefully and gently into the future.