Stranded on the North Shore

The dodge is broke down. Here, just past Turtle Bay on Oahu’s North Shore, in the parking lot in front of Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp truck.

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We tried jumping the car. That didn’t do anything.

For some strange reason, I am not concerned at all. This place isn’t the worst to break down. And the shrimp is AMAZING.

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This sun is intoxicating.

I just got done spending the day touring the North Shore with a few amazing people I met in the Waikiki Backpacker’s Hostel. Matt from Wisconsin, James from New Zealand, and Olga from Ukraine.

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I’m holding a bottle of sand and seashells I just bought in the little shop here. Rotating it around in my hands, it feels like with each new revolution, I am casting off one more inkling of the absurdity of the modern human condition.

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I have been set free on the sandy shores of my future. I am going to fly with eagles and swim with dolphins for the rest of my life. For a short while, I did feel like moving here. But the more that I think about it, this world tour has really been eye opening for me. The most important place in my life right now is my university: I must return to finish what I started.

Not too fast though. The sun’s out, and life’s a beach.

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