Orphans and Hawaiʻi’s Heart

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As we toured through the Iolani Palace our docent took pains in almost every room to point out objects which had been scattered to the winds, and even around the world, at the overthrow of the Monarchy.  By various means and many kindnesses many of these Royal objects have come home.  Beyond acknowledging all that painfully occurred at the overthrow, it should be noted that more than just objects were scattered; Hawaiʻi’s own heart was wrenched off its moorings!  In becoming torn from their own heart Hawaiians became exiles even while living in their own ʻāina !!

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The returned objects give rise in some to a yearning to go back to the Monarchy, to sort of just pick up where Hawaiʻi left off before the overthrow.  Would this really give Hawaiʻi back to itself?  The prodigal objects should inspire a…

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