14 August 2008

m is for manzanita



three days plus thirteen wild women plus the ocean plus sunlight plus the moonlight plus food as art plus one bonfire plus bra-burning plus music plus dancing plus one pink wig equals something like a lovebomb.

I felt a little like I hit the jackpot. I showed up wondering if there was room for me. I mean, really. would there be a place for me? plus, how was I going to hide from all those cameras? that's a whole different story. let me tell you, I failed. miserably, gloriously. I let go. I am letting go. I plan on doing more of the letting go.

and in my letting go, I made space for more.

31 comments:

  1. oh hula, how i saw and adored you the entire time....

    and honey, your letting go was/is a wide, open, expansive gift.

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  2. hooray for letting go! your flickr shots of this getaway are amazing. how wonderful for you all. this girl is a wee bit envious.

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  3. you're like quiet magic. I loved just watching you. with your funky camera. with your loving laugh. doing the running man to vanilla ice. i'm so glad we met.

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  4. That sounds like a lot of fun.....I hope you will share more!

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  5. how profound your statement of letting go and finding more. that really resonated with me.

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  6. What an incredible experience for all of you... I hope to someday experience a trip just like it! Rock on with letting go... I'm amazed at what I receive when I let go!

    xo,

    Carmen

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  7. i'm excited for you, man! totally 100% thrilled-let the lovebomb explode...let it shine girl!

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  8. Hula -- I can't tell you what a thrill it was to meet you in person. Really, really.

    I hope we can (know we will?) get the opportunity to spend more time together in the future. Because, happily, I totally LIKE you. You know?

    (Besides -- I'm going to need you to coach me on using my brand new duaflex, so I can make beautiful images like this one, just like you!)

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  9. sounds amazing! happy weekend andrea. xox

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  10. always good to make room for something more....

    breathe out what is no longer serving you, breathe in what it is you need.

    xo

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  11. oh, that sounds so good. i hope to learn to let go and open up someday. :)

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  12. Letting go allows the new to come into your life... sounds like the kind of weekend I need!!! love the shot, btw...

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  13. Oh...I am so jealous! It looks like a lovely weekend of fun & laughter. Amy at Poppy & Ivy

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  14. Okay, I have no idea where you were or what the get together was exactly about, but it sounds like it was wonderful! Everyone could use a lovebomb now and then. So happy you got one!

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  15. oh girl...lucky all of you!
    i am so stoked, for you, that you got to do something as cool as this trip!

    next time, will you put me in your suitcase and smuggle me in? : D

    you rawk.
    seriously.
    no.
    fer real.
    i'm just sayin' it like it is.

    xo

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  16. girl.
    lol
    that last comment was from me, kathleen.
    paul was still signed in to his gmail account so it looks like he left you that last message.
    hee.
    i have serious mama-brain lately.

    xo

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  17. that last line, sent my heart up into my throat - you know when something catches you like that?
    beautiful.
    xo

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  18. xoxoxoxo
    loving you
    jen gray

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  19. oh to let go. inspired, Andrea.

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  20. everything about you is enchanting hula. words cannot say how much i enjoy you.
    we *get* each other in some big picture way (yep, that's a pun alright!) and i love that!

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  21. sounds like bliss... am thinking of doing something similar here where I live... thanks

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  22. Hi, I stop by every once and awhile...
    love your pictures. This Lovebomb sounds awesome!
    Not for this post, but all your others, would you please tell me what kind of camera you use? I'm getting a new one soon, you take lovely pictures!

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  23. looks like an absolutely beautiful, special, soul renewing time you all had!!!!!
    xo,
    jen

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  24. oh hula, you're the jackpot, ace in the hole, b-i-n-g-o and lottery tix wrapped in one. LOVE, m

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  25. beautifully said! and what an amazing photo...
    ox
    a

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  26. sounds fabulous! must go see the flickr shots now...

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  27. i love the term lovebomb. blow me up.

    oh, and letting go is good too. :-)

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  28. It sounds like a wonderful time had by all ;)

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  29. Glad to connect with you via Chookooloonks. Love your images and perspective.

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