aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
« TT CNN I | Main Page | eye of the hurricane »
whenever you look for something, you always find it in the last place you look
Posted by dav at 2003 August 21 02:29 AM
File under: Thoughts

I got to know Mie 51 weeks ago at Burning Man 2002 and became enamored of her. Despite her intention to avoid getting too close (due to the reality of geographical distance, as she lived in Japan and I lived in San Francisco), I even kissed her one night.

Two months later I visited Tokyo, feeling awkward, not knowing what to expect. The uncertainty dissipated quickly, thank goodness. Love, as they say, blossomed.

Over the next 10 months I visited Japan once more, and Mie came to California twice. Together for two weeks per visit, separated up to four months in between. Some would say we have had scant time together to really know one another, but we employed methods afforded to us by this modern age which allowed us to share both the large and the small moments of our lives. We intertwined ourselves regardless of timezones or oceans.

As I type this Mie is 35,000+ feet over the ocean hurtling towards a new life. In a little over two weeks we will have been together on the same continent for the longest uninterrupted span of time ever. And frankly, I never intend to be apart from her for even that long again.


You are such a romantic! It is such a beautiful thing that you found the woman of your dreams, and now you will have daily affirmations of your love for each other. Hooray! I'm happy for you!

Posted by: Laura on August 21, 2003 05:57 AM

I am really happy for you two.

It's very difficult to maintain relationship in long distance but it also depends on how you treat it, and great that you two are able to be together. I think "not knowing to expect" is the feedback of positive response. This is the way when we really love someone.

Posted by: Joyce on August 22, 2003 12:05 AM

... so... dies Mie have any cute friend? ;)

Rock on dude! Congrats you guys!

Posted by: Kevin Burton on August 26, 2003 03:31 AM


Posted by: Shaun on August 27, 2003 09:39 AM

Post a new comment:

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?