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Stranded, but Happy

You’ve been kidnapped and given a choice: would you rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked in a strange building?

Being held captive and awaiting escape or rescue might be different from starting a life somewhere new, but given this hypothetical scenario, I would hope to make the most of the situation and live comfortably. It’s not a surprise that I would choose to be held captive on an island. I already live on one and am much more familiar with an island lifestyle than any of the other possibilities.

Hawaiʻi Island, my home, is one of the most ecologically diverse in the world. Beaches? Of course! Forests, grasslands? Yup and yup. The environment is part of the reason why I continue to be in love with this place. There is room to breath. There is room to roam. And there is room to grow.

Hawaiʻi Island is geologically young. It’s still covered by lava and soil is in the beginning stages of being created for most of the island. Its fields of lava flows can be described as desolate and unforgiving, but to me, it represents a new start. When little kupukupu poke out from lava fields, it’s proof that life can resume after devastation and that fresh beginnings are possible.

Daily Prompt: Captive’s Choice | http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/daily-prompt-choice/

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