Immersed in the Bow
of Light

Performed: Hawai‘i Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawai‘i; Tokyo, Japan

“Tūtū, why do you always have a bowl of light in the corner during Christmas?”

“Oh, my little love, for tutu, it reminds me of a story told to me by my tutu kāne a long, long, time ago; when I asked him the very same thing”

“For each of us, when born, has a bowl of perfect light. If we tend our light it will grow in strength and we can do all things…Swim with the sharks…We can fly with the birds…We can know and understand all things. If, however, we become envious or jealous, we drop a stone into our bowl of light and some of the light goes out. For light and the stone cannot hold the same space. And if we continue to put stones into our bowl of light, the light will go out and we will become a stone. A stone does not move nor does it grow. But if at any time we tire of being a stone, all we need to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away and the light…the light will grow once more.