Monday, January 25, 2010

My Brother Lee Kalei Moikeha

You will need to check elsewhere for photos - as although I was a photographer in the earlier days of my youth, I was not able to take any pics of my brother's service or of the beach. It was a solemn occasion that was mixed with smiles and hugs with friends and family. I am eternally grateful for all the support from the many friends and family members that gathered together that day.
Click on the link to be taken to the livescribe file of the note and audio of the services. Aloha Kalei - as the Lord liveth, and as I live, I know that we shall someday see each other again to maybe run on the sands of our beach and play in the surf. When I wake on Maui and look to Haleakala, I will always look for what is now your lei of white clouds around the mountain letting me know where it is breaking that day. I never did share that secret with anyone until now.
When you open the page, you can double click anywhere on the page to hear the service from that point in time. The music selections by Ikaika Blackburn's and Mamo and Nalei were really special.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Aloha my brother

Holani called last Friday evening (January 8, 2010) to tell me of the passing of my brother Kalei. I really don't know how to describe the feeling I have right now. Kalei has been such a guide not just for me but for many others - I called a few friends and classmates to let them know that my brother was gone. They expressed the same feelings. We were brothers. Although he was older than me, we did have a closeness that brothers feel.

There were times when we didn't keep very good contact with each other - yet when we did meet up again, it was right where we had left off. I am sure that when the moment in time comes, as it will, I will again see my brother. In my minds eye, I shall always see him kicking off a wave, then paddling out for another as the sun sets in the west. Aloha, a hui hou - Kauokalani