04 - Divas of the Deep (MERMAIDS)
: I picked up the phone one day and a voice said, “Do you want to go to Hawaii …tomorrow? Calmly and non-pulsed, as if this were an everyday kind of offer I get, I said, Sure…who is this?” Twenty four hour later I was floating in the crystal waters of Waikiki Beach with the most wild, wacky, spur-of-the-moment, knock-you-off-balance woman I know…my friend, Launi. Launi finds humor in absolutely everything. From the tragedies in her life to the unexpected detours, she approaches every situation with an inside out, upside down perspective. In short, Launi makes me laugh. Since that very first rendezvous, Launi and I continue to sneak off on these spur-of-the-moment tropical vacations far too often. We spend the balmy days solving the mysteries of the deep, setting the course of our uncharted future, and laughing to the point of sheer exhaustion. The Divas of the Deep were born of these fun filled, girly-girl trips brimming with laughter, joy, and more than a few handfuls of sand in our bottoms.