ʻO pano ia, ʻo panopano ʻo Kāne i ka pō panopano i hānau.
We have prepared as best we might, and Hilo now goes on about its business, cooking dinner, brushing dogs, checking out facebook, continuing the minutiae of daily life.
Meanwhile, we have watched a mass of cloud inexorably roll in from the ka hikina, the east. When I awoke this morning it was a huge grey wall behind the horizon line.
By nightfall it blotted out the east and roofed the lower parts of Hilo while Maunakea stood clear, silhouetted by the last light of dusk.
Whatever the causes, the climate has changed. It will change even more. We must learn to live in it.
It is dark now, and the rain is starting. Blessings and aloha, and we will see you on the other side of the storm!