Hotel mirrors are cruel reality checks that make us immediately see ourselves through the harsh glare of imperfection. But they also trigger the dormant (and not-so-dormant) part of ourselves which wants to kick in and criticize and blow up our life.
"I'm so sorry to crash your wedding, but our bure mom forced it. I just got here and had no idea what was going on," I explain through my plastic smile. The bride and groom both reassure me that everyone staying on Turtle Island during a grand wedding is invited to be a part of the party.
How to spend a day in Fiji: fresh fruit, picked from trees a few feet away from the table, for breakfast; then walk into the water and wait for something beautiful to happen. You won't be waiting long.