Aloha! Niamh lectured on some of the history of Northern Ireland, it’s turbulent past and progress towards a peaceful future. We looked at some of the murals we will see tomorrow that are painted on the homes in Derry, which depict images that speak to the violent past and are part of the healing process for many in that area. I’m excited to see the Giants’ Causeway tomorrow. More about that in my next blog. We also had another lecture on sustainability, but I think we need to rethink sustainability. In my opinion, there’s too much talk, not enough action. The ancients were a lot more akamai about sustainability, and co-existing with the ʽaina. To me, we should live intuitively in sustainability in relation to natural resources. Cultural sustainability takes more work, especially in the Hawaii, where links to the past have been broken, and we must join what we perceive as the past and link it to the future. We've had such a busy schedule this week. I planned to go horseback riding today, but decided to take a nap instead.
We walked a few blocks down the main street this evening to enjoy an onolicious dinner at La Sabbia Ristorante. Ryan entertained us with Hawaiian style music on his ukulele, and everyone enjoyed a hula performance by our own lovely Uluwehi (Jacqueline).