the daily purge 10-13-16

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I call this a lei. It is several fake flowers tied together which is what a lei is except the flowers are real … I guess.

(Once a flower is cut from its stem, is the flower dead?)

A Hawaiian, born and bred, would most likely disagree. She might say that this as much a lei as a Hydrox cookie is an Oreo cookie. Oreo is The Beatles of the two chocolate wafer with creme in the middle. Hydrox, sadly, ranks no higher than the middling 3 Doors Down on the rock-and-roll totem pole. Who is on the bottom you may ask? That honor belongs to Death Cab For Cutie, if only for its name.

Did you know that many songs have been written, and presumeably sung, about the Hawaiian lei? Here is one of them.

Ka Lei Ē
Ka lei ē ka Lehua ē
Ka lei huʻi huʻi huʻi huʻi ē
Ka lei ē ka Roselani ē
Ka lei huʻi huʻi huʻi huʻi ē
Ka lei ē ka ʻIlima ē
Ka lei huʻi huʻi huʻi huʻi ē
Ka lei ē Mokihana ē
Ka lei huʻi huʻi huʻi huʻi ē
Haʻina ʻia mai ka puana ē
Ka lei huʻi huʻi huʻi huʻi ē

(this song speaks of various leis made from different types of flowers)

Ioane: III-XVI   No ka mea, ua aloha nui mai ke Akua i ko ke ao nei, no laila, ua hāʻawi mai ʻo ia i kāna Keiki hiwahiwa, i ʻole e make ka mea manaʻoʻiʻo iā ia, akā, e loaʻa iā ia ke ola mau loa.

John 3:16   For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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