Sailing on Green Bay

Sailboat on Green Gay

Sailboat on Green Bay © 2008 Bo Mackison

“There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.” ~ Joyce Brothers

One of my viewers, Rosa Say, who has a remarkable site at Aloha Coaching left me an interesting comment. “There is a Hawaiian belief that the sky above us is filled with multiple layers of life: The word we use is papahulilani, and (it means) we don’t always see what is there, but we shouldn’t question that it is.” Thank you, Rosa, for this added insight.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.

Comments

  1. Chris Osborne says:

    I guess this ship ate the other one then, since the other one isn’t there anymore.

  2. Chris – are you telling me my quote doesn’t quite fit? Hmmm. Maybe not, but I love the quote so I guess it has to stay. I don’t take many sailing photos. 🙂

  3. Ron in L.A. says:

    Very, very nice Bo…

    R(etc… )

  4. I may not know the quote….but the photo is beautiful

  5. HeyJules says:

    Beautiful photo and equally beautiful thought.

  6. wow. gorgeous pic.

  7. The contrast between sailboat and background is perfect, Bo. It looks like you showed up at a great moment. Beautiful tones & setup.

  8. Absolutely beautiful… colors, composition, and view. 🙂

  9. Chris Osborne says:

    I like the quote too, and I like the picture that goes with it. I was just in a weird mood this morning.

    I should probably remember to go see other people’s blogs after breakfast next time.

  10. Gandalf says:

    This could be a shot right out of the visitor’s guide or whatever pub they have there. Perhaps you can sell it to them.

    This is simply a delicious picture. Very serene and sensual.

  11. Ha! What a gem! (your photo is awesome, too, Bo!)

    What I like about this quote is that it really underscores the idea that 50/50 relationships never work well as people just keep bumping heads in the middle 😉

  12. Gorgeous photo, Bo! Your timing was perfect!

  13. Rosa Say says:

    Bo, this is exquisite: I am dreaming of catching birds in flight (with the lens of my camera), and the way that this one is framed with all these other luscious elements in this photo is truly outstanding to me. Wow.

    There is a Hawaiian belief that the sky above us is filled with multiple layers of life: The word we use is papahulilani, and we don’t always see what is there, but we shouldn’t question that it is. That is the feeling that this sky evokes for me.

    Canoe paddlers can tell us which reflections in your ocean come from the sky, and which come from the currents beneath the surface. Great kaona (hidden meaning) in this photo.

  14. Oh my this is stunning! Nice work!

  15. lovely colors

  16. Great capture, beautiful, simply beautiful. Love the quote as well.

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