April 4, 2016

Haiku Stairs, or Stairways to Heaven

I lived long on Oahu Island when I was young, but I never heard of this magnificent site called Haiku Stairs. I happened to see its video via a Facebook post. Had I known it, I definitely would have climbed the stairs. 

I like the another name of it, Stairways to Heaven, which inspired me to write a short story in Japanese. 
In the story, I made reference to John Lennon's song "Imagine", and discussed a little about the idea of causation and rebirth.

Lennon, at the height of his career, was gunned down in NY by a man from Hawaii.
The gunman is still serving time in prison, and his wife still stays by him.

Red-circled area is where the heaven is.


Gwil W said...

What a coincidence. I was running in the Vienna Woods today and I planned to run through an area called am himmel (English: in heaven) but I ran out of time and had to make a detour to reach home. And so here I have arrived anyway. Heaven. The universe is a strange kind of energy or synchronicity.

Gwil W said...

I should have said that the Vienna woods am himmel or heaven is on top of a small hill and there is a stone circle and a circle of trees marking the signed of the zodiac.