A Hawaiian Ocean Fantasy

Your painting, “A Hawaiian Ocean Fantasy,” took me back fifty years, to the best day of my life!

I must have been about twenty when I went to Maui for the first time. I was studying marine biology, and well on my way to a master’s degree, specializing in sea animals/mammals. I heard there was a group of spinner dolphins that patrolled an area on the west coast, in a place called Honolua Bay. It was also a popular spot for surfers.

Little did I know, I was about to see a stunning creature in the sea, but she was of the human variety. Even from way off I could tell she was my dream girl. She had long black hair, dark brown skin and figure like a Hollywood movie star. While I watched her surf, spinners leap behind her. Talk about a fantasy!

When she walked out of the ocean I thought my knees would buckle. She walked right up to me, looked at me with eyes that shimmered like amber crystal and said five words: It’s not polite to stare. Ha! Somehow, I managed to say I could spend the rest of my life staring at her. She must have liked the idea because that little lady is on the Davenport beside me, looking just as pretty as the day we met.

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