Parasailing on riptide in Lahaina

One of the reasons Maui has been consistently and consecutively voted as the number one island in the world by Condé Nast magazine’s readers is the variety of activities to suit anyone and everyone. It’s no wonder the young aspiring culinary graduate welcomes her friends and family to visit and try adventures like parasailing.

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That’s the way I like it

He stares at her, without blinking an eye, beaming his overflowing desire into the heart of her very soul. Moving closer, he strategically unfolds his right index and ring fingers, making sure she sees this gesture. Sensing her pelvic twitch, he makes an upwards motion with these two important fingers. She surrenders before he even touches her.

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True love is coming around again

The male nurse writes down her pulse. Her blood pressure is dangerously low. Afraid she will fall back asleep before the doctor arrives, he asks her about the love she has left behind. Would she ever return?

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Give everything I own

On her hospital bed, she stopped the male nurse who had been attending to her since the accident. She could barely speak as her head was completely wrapped in white bandages and her limbs enchained by intravenous tubes and other wires connected to the machines. There were no flowers. No visitors. Just the classical music channel on Pandora.

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Somebody I used to know on Maui

When she ran out of packing tape, he drove off looking to get some. When she needed help stuffing her miscellaneous items into her boxes and suitcases, he was quick to assist. He gave her his entire time, attention, and energy during her last week on the island Pressed against a deadline and yet dragging her feet because she didn’t want to leave, neither had time to tell each other the truth. They didn’t want to say good-bye.

The last thing he wanted was to help her pack, help her get off the island, and never see her again. Everything he did that week was against his wishes. He dreaded that they would both become somebody they used to know.

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I want you to want me and love me

Continuing the conversation, the woman told his mom that she wished circumstances were different.

“Your son is a caring man. Another time, another place, the situation would be different.”

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What to see at the Maui Film Festival

In the stillness of their cabin in the crater of Haleakala National Park, they discuss what they want to see at the annual Maui Film Festival. There’s the indoor bit which happens in December also but they’re more interested in drinking wine, having a picnic in Wailea and watching a movie under the starry tropical skies.

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