Description you and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go, words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean. ~Rumi.you cannot touch me, but your light fills the ocean where I live. ~Rumi.In every grain of sand there is a story of the earth. ~R.C.A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known. ~Rumi.Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. ~Rumi.If I had told the sea what I felt for you, it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me. Life is like the sea. We are moving without end. Nothing stays with us. What remain is just the memories of some people who touched us as waves...As a handful of sand thrown into the ocean, so are the sins of all flesh as compared with the mind of God. ~Isaac of Nineveh.What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth. ~CRLittle drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. Thus the little minutes, humble though they be, make the mighty ages of eternity. She is made up of depths even the ocean couldn't fathom.I will catch you through the call of my waves, curving and rushing towards your shore.
Laura Isola, Punalu'u - Oahu - Hawaii Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Na means from or by in the hawaiian language, Mana Loa means The Almighty so NaManaLoa means "by The Almighty"; mana is the Hawaiian word for spirit and loa means much, so Namanaloa also means From much Spirit... that I daily find in the air and in the beautiful nature of Hawaii that I am lucky enough to call home. Namanaloa has started as a way to express and share my love for this gorgeous Paradise, the closest to Heaven that I have found on Earth, hoping to uplift your spirit as It continues to uplift mine. Until imagination has taken over showing the bigger picture of limitless inner reality, eternal beauty, unveiling meanings, found within. Born and raised in Italy, resident on the island of Oahu, HI since 2006, naturalized American citizen in 2015. Certified Art studies at St Martins School of Art (London). Fashion Design Degree at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC) branch in Florence (Italy - Polimoda). Profession : Free Lance Designer for Tabletop decorations since 1995 Experiences&Activities : Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Singer (soprano), Dancer (modern, jazz), Movie Extra, Yoga teacher, Runner (4 Honolulu Marathons Finisher; X-Terra Trail Run half marathon), Ocean Canoes Paddling (2 Regatta Seasons), Digital Art and Photography, Tourism Photographer, Face Painter.