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Father's spirit is deeply felt as Hokule'a voyage begins

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 17, 2014

~~<p>As my father took his final breaths this week, he said, &quot;Let my passing be a celebration of the worldwide voyage.&quot;</p>
<p>Those words triggered a memory of when I was a little boy watching him as he stood knee-deep in the ocean, gazing at the horizon for what seemed like an eternity. After a while, tears began streaming down his face. I knew without needing to ask how deeply moved he was by the vastness of the great ocean and how he longed to sail the seven seas.</p>
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As my father took his final breaths this week, he said, "Let my passing be a celebration of the worldwide voyage."

Those words triggered a memory of when I was a little boy watching him as he stood knee-deep in the ocean, gazing at the horizon for what seemed like an eternity. After a while, tears began streaming down his face. I knew without needing to ask how deeply moved he was by the vastness of the great ocean and how he longed to sail the seven seas. Login for more...



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