Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Maui Memory

I have visited Hawaii three times and I thought I was done with it but now I'm not so sure.  The sense of smell bypasses reason as it mainlines straight to memory and longing.  When I walked into the warm evening tonight as I left the hospital, I smelled food grilling in the cafeteria and it took me straight to Maui.  I adored a little hamburger joint in Lahaina right on the water.  I could have eaten there every night.  I wonder if it's still there.  Suddenly and with no warning, I crave Maui.  There was some great music played in the little bars in Lahaina.  I remember some guy playing Jeff Beck better than Jeff Beck.  Life is out there somewhere to be sweetly lived.

As I was writing this, I remembered Maui had many people living there who were running away from their lives.  I wonder if this is still true.  I'd like to run away for awhile and be by the ocean.  And eat hamburgers.


  1. Jeff Beck wouldn't make a good-sized wart on George Harrison's nose. But I'm glad that the smell of hospital food brought back sweet memories. You deserve them.

  2. I've never been to Hawaii, but would like to go someday.

    When was the last time you were in Maui?

  3. Many years ago with husband #1. The last time, we did two weeks straight on Maui, no other island hopping. Very fun. A friend of mine just spent Thanksgiving there and had to drag herself back. You should see the pics of her at the airport waiting to leave to come home. She looks heartbroken. LOL. Arizonans need a dose of ocean now and then.