“How wonderful this is Joanna; as others have said here, you write so enticingly to the writer’s muse in us all! I love the way you were able to focus in that moment at the bus stop and drink in the all of your life at the time, and then share it with us here in such a giving way. And yes Joanna, *that* is aloha. As you have explained, aloha is quite literally the full expression (alo) of our ‘breath of a life’ (ha), and for a writer, I’d say that aloha writing is ‘me, myself and I’ writing *shared* —it is that sharing part that is so vitally important for aloha to truly appear. Many kūpuna (elders) will explain that aloha begins in one person, but finishes when there are at least two… It is a marvelous thing that we can actually see our breath when it’s cold; I remember how mesmerizing that was for me the first time it happened, for unless you are at the summits of our highest mountains here, that is not something you experience in Hawai‘i. Yet in our culture, our ha may very well be the most tangible thing we are sure of.” —~ A comment I shared at Joanna Young’s invitation: Do read her post (and listen to her podcast) on 5 Ways To Write Through The Fog.