1,200-foot ti leaf lei draped across Pololū Valley to symbolize protection from overdevelopment:

A 1,200-foot-long ti leaf lei made by the Kohala community on Hawaiʻi Island was draped across Pololū Valley over the weekend. It's a symbol of protection from increased development — and of community solidarity.

Such a beautiful act. After Lei Day and graduation weekend, I have an increased respect for lei makers. It is an overwhelmingly generous cultural practice that requires the support of a thriving and resilient community.

My heart is full.