I Nearly Drowned in Maui

The Seven Sacred Pools in Hana (Maui).

In 1994, I traveled with several friends to Maui. Midway through the trip, we drove fours hours to Hana on the back side of the island. We visited the Seven Sacred Pools, a series of ponds and waterfalls stretching from the mountain to the sea. At the lowest pool bordering the ocean, the pond is split in two by a reef.

As I walked atop the reef, I noticed a local Hawaiian man diving into the pool, disappearing, then…

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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.