I am in Maui right now for 9 days, here with friends and some people I’ve been working with. Doubly fun!! It was a bit hard to pull away from work in LA but I’ll be back there soon. Sometimes you have to just go! Otherwise more time will pass and you still haven’t gotten to go to places you wanted to go!
I’m staying right on the water in a beautiful space built around coconut trees, far away from resorts and tourists. Today we went hiking through a magical place on the property of a friend that owns over 60 acres of undeveloped land, surrounded by lots more undeveloped land. It was full of radiant and people-free waterfalls, barely marked trails through a lush rainforest and hidden rock beaches.
One of my favorite discoveries of the day was monkey grass, which is this spongy, bouncy kind of grass that you can jump in, and I certainly dove in! I love when things have an element of an unexpected dimension, like the loss of gravity in two fun activities I’ve done and loved- scuba diving and sky diving. There was also that unexpected feeling in being able to bounce on grass like on a trampoline on the middle of a tropical island. The grass seemed that it would be the static, dense surface of grass that most of us are used to feeling. Instead it was incredibly soft and bouncy! And did I mention all the exotic fruits, so yummy!
The hike today was an incredible adventure- truly magical.
I’ll check in soon. Take care!
PS: Just found a 5-inch centipede on the floor of my bathroom right under the sinks. Eek!! But it is part of living in the jungle![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWS_Cb9J7s] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usSKR_ZnmsA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruBdT-4SwE4] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqYh6QRRwa8]