The lei is a traditional welcoming gift from Hawaii. You will always see people at the airport in Hawaii, waiting for friends and family with leis looped on their arms, ready to lasso incoming visitors. It's the best greeting you could ask for, like a soft inviting embrace of fragrant plumeria saying "aloha, welcome to paradise!"
My little yellow birds are quite the entrepreneurs, setting up shop right on the beach. They have all different colors of leis to choose from, and how can you say no to their very reasonable prices? It's a beautiful day in Hawaii. And a lei would just be the cherry on top!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.