34 thoughts on “a family haiku

    • i’m very pleased you like my writing ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜ŠAkwelle.
      i will tell you what i know of my mask allow a lot is heresay.
      i found the mask in a garage sale on a little island located in the Hauraki gulf called Waiheke Island in New Zealand roughly 18 years ago.
      The former owner told me it was carved from Mangrove wood and originally brought to NZ from Indonesia by a family member who had been there for a holiday.
      The mask spoke to me(so to speak) and so i brought the mask and the mask has been a part of me ever since.
      The mask is still a natural wood colour as i would never physically alter the masks personality .
      The blue is just me adjusting the colour hue saturation of the photo .
      I first used the mask for my banishedman blog and then when i started up this blog , naturally I brought my mask along as well as some (well nearly all ๐Ÿ˜„)of my writing that I’d published on that blog.
      If i have left anything out ,just ask or if you know more about my face’s origin please tell .
      king regards ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Thank you for responding with such interesting details. My internet search took me to Mas village in Bali, Indonesia. I’ll bet your mask is from there. Also, they mostly use parasite wood which is a local wood not to be confused with the English word “parasite.” Then I visited Hauraki gulf and Waiheke island. A beautiful place to see. I’m sure the mask was from a memorable trip!
        You must be a skilled photographer– I just noticed the mask has green ears along side the blue face! Thanks again for sharing. I feel like I’ve opened an early Christmas gift with the much enjoyed new appreciation/ understanding of your neck of the woods.
        Take care,
        Akwelle

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      • cheers ,it was lovely to read your thoughts on the haiku , i guess it’s the mask that makes me mysterious ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

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  1. That’s beautiful! I’m working on a piece about family at the moment and it’s good to get some inspiration from other blogs. It’s lovely and I really enjoy reading your work! Happy holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I think this is my favorite piece thatyou have ever written, bg. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I love my family more than anything. We all get swinging on vines together and it can get kinda wild and crazy…we sometimes get tangled but that can be cozy…like unintentional cuddle time up in the canopy…i will take the hugs however i get em…even if i gotta wrap my vine around my little monks…(shhhh…dont tell them…i pretend its an accident)…Lol

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      • tis a good tune…๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ
        If your humming i think i’ll play it…Lol

        btw, i would not normally share that i intentionally tangle the vines up around my loved ones just to grab a hug either…your sharing was contagious…Lol๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      • no worries,back when i wrote this ,i’d gone of for a coffee and then came back ,read it again and cracked myself up with the image of me standing in a suit made of hunan hearts ,kinda like 101dalmatians style.not the image i was going for lol but I’ve known you long enough to know i didn’t need to call the FBI lol ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • too funny…well if you tried to wear me as a suit i wouldnt cover much (i’m just a little monk) but i move around a lot and would probably keep you plenty warm…Lol (was that the image you had in mind?๐Ÿ˜‡)๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      • Oh yippee…a banana gun!…Im so glad your banana gun popped out i can hardly contain myself, bg! (and I am refraining from saying anything about being ontoit…)
        (yep…behaving lasting a grand total of about 50 seconds…Lol)๐Ÿ™ˆ
        Fabulous Bananagun Institution?

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      • thats FOUR bananaguns…Lol…you busted my behave button (it would be like if i busted the off switch in your trouser pockets,bg)…wheres dr fraud? wheres my giggle jar?
        i haven’t even said anything and i’m feeling the need to confess…lmao

        its a four round bananagun salute!๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ

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      • of course busting the off switch in your trouser pocket would explain the abundance of explosive banana gun animation…Lol๐Ÿ™ˆ
        dr fraud? paging dr fraud?…(i confess that i have no guilt…just a broken behave button…and bg broke it)๐Ÿคฃ

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