SBD – “Standing Watch”

Standing Watch © 2016


I dream that I am a tree.

Big and tall for all to see.

Day by day I stand and stand.

Birds’ nests I could hold in my hand.

All whilst I just stand.

Watching the world go by with a bird in my hand.

There is beauty in a tree.

Can you see?

~dlw, jr.

Image: This photograph was captured back in 2016 during my first drive along Hawaii’s Hana Highway which curves along the coast of the island of Maui. We took the time to stop and wander the trails in search of nature’s beauty and waterfalls. We found both in droves. (Bonus – on this trip to Maui we bumped into @lawschoolexpert and managed to coordinate a dinner together on the island.) How did I get so lucky?

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Camera settings: 4.13mm | f2.2 | ISO: 50 | Shutter: 1/30 sec

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Don West, Jr. is a corporate mystic who enjoys a delectable meal and a stiff Manhattan. Intrigued by the subjects of legacy and success he makes time to explore both. An entrepreneur at heart he thrives on helping individuals and entities grow and transform. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kay and their adorable little Pekingese - Duchess.

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