Aloha spirit transcends culture of verbalism

This quote from William Barrett’s “The Illusion of Technique” has given me much food for thought over the years: “We are a culture consumed by verbalism, and the effect of our words is to place a screen between us and things. Nothing exists until we have assigned it its name; and then, once named, its life becomes that of a word that begets more words in endless argument, debate and sophistry. Here among my rocks and trees I have passed beyond the needs of such labels.”

For me, the aloha spirit is my rocks and trees. Lucky I live Maui!

Michael Quinn