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.
I need a place to write.
THIS IS A YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CONTEST ENTRY
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.