Ive been here on the Big Island for two years. Retired from caregivng, hospital work and teaching. I guess I can never retire from Art and Writing. Ive been around the world twice, lived in Alaska 25 years, Seattle and San Diego.
Grocery Store Line Up
Hawaii fat and thin. 100 words
I placed my groceries on the counter.
The tanned fellow behind me smiled and I stepped forward in the tight line a bit with wary silence.
"You like carrots I see." he was so cheery and so thin. I had noticed how he put the package of french bread back on the shelf. He only had two steaks.
Finally I purchased my bread, veges and candy, feeling privileged. I imagined him living in the nearby Puna jungle, grilling his steaks on an open fire.
I returned to my comfortable cabin feeling fat and lonely. The Hawaii spirit still eludes me.