Wai – Water to flow

Our waiter, GINO, who took good care of us at lunch.
We promised to write about him in our blog. So GINO – lei è magnifico!

Howzit Gangeh, it’s all about Water to flow today and then a photo of our waiter who wanted to see his picture online. Which by the way was the bestest restaurant I’ve been to with food that was soooooooo ‘ono and orgasmic. Oh sorry…. Off the subject. K, change channel and back to the blog. Makaukau? ‘Ae… Holo.

He ui, he ninau…. E ui aku ana au ia ‘oe…. aia i hea ka wai a Voltumus? A query, a question. I’m imploring you, where is the water of Voltumus. Voltumus is a small river, but is also a Roman god of water. Included is a photo of the Tiber river and the thunder storm clouds that remained after the major morning storm.
Then there are the four water goddesses or nymphs. They are the mo’o. They are the keepers of water prophesy and childbirth. They are called the Camenae. These mo’o were goddesses of springs, wells and fountains. They were also affiliated with Venus and could foretell the future by reading signs or patterns found in water.
The first mo’o was named Carmenta. She was whom pregnant women prayed to for a smooth, flowing childbirth. She could also read signs in water & clouds.
The next one’s name is Egeria. She was first the second wife and counselor of the second King of Rome Named Numa Pompilius. She is the mo’o of wisdom that flows like water and was the goddess one prayed to for simple libations of water of milk (nursing mothers). The next two goddesses of water are Porrima who was in charge of a child born head first during labor. Postvorta was the one in charge if the child was born feet first. They also could read prophesies seen in patterns reflected on water. Postvorta was also in charge of time that flows in the past.
Water is truly the sign of a country’s wealth. Rome’s ancient aqueducts still flow fresh and clean enough for folks to drink straight from flowing fountains. These fountains are located in various locations and all one needs to do is bring an empty bottle and fill them up at these constant flowing fountains. The water comes out cold and tastes like mineral water that folks pay big bucks to get at fancy stores and restaurants. The fountain water is free in Rome and to me displays the wealth this city has to offer. Ok. That’s my short story for today. Tomorrow we go to the canonization. I will write about my family’s Kalaupapa story and about the pilgrimage I made to witness this event on behalf of those members who once called Kalaupapa their home.
Ciao Gangeh.
Kalei Nuuhiwa
(c) 2009 Kalei Tsuha