For the Ocean Inspired Wāhine
I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope
This ʻŌlelo Noʻeau (Hawaiian poetic saying) loosely translates to : In the time before, In the time after.
But, like most ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, there is always a deeper meaning
“It is as if the Hawaiian stands firmly in the present, with his back to the future, and his eyes fixed upon the past, seeking historical answers for present-day dilemmas.
Such an orientation is to the Hawaiian an eminently practical one, for the future is always unknown, whereas the past is rich in glory and knowledge.”
• Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa
These images photographed by Helene Delillo and are property of 21ºN Designs
Mahalo to these Mana Wāhine:
Momi Tolentino, Nohealeimamo Vaughan-Darval and Heather Kiʻilani Sanchez
a uniquely Hawaiian value, loosely translates to "responsibility".
Actually, more a shared or reciprocated responsibility.
It is thought that if you care for something, it will care for you.