Friday, September 10, 2010

Something She Loved

When I climbed out of the ocean this morning, a couple sitting on the shore told me that a big pod of dolphins was right behind me and did I see them? Nope. But that's okay, I had a nice chat with the people instead.

They had come to Maui from Ohio to collect the remains of their daughter who died on Tuesday in a surfing accident. They were checking out the place they planned on scattering her ashes. Their daughter had traveled many places, but never the land down under. So they were going to release her remains in the strong current which runs off Maui's south shore in hopes she would get to visit Australia at long last.

Her mom told me very sincerely, "I'm glad she died doing something she loved."


  1. What a beautiful story.

  2. Wow, I'm looking out at that beautiful ocean right now - I can't imagine losing a daughter to it - even if she was doing what she loved.

  3. Oh my. Thank you so much for sharing this. It has brought tears to my eyes.