LAURA DUNN

PhD Candidate, GTU

 
 

The pandemic hit the Unites States right as I was returning from field study in India (funded by CARe). The news reports were ominous and within a month and half of being back home in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, tourism had been effectively shut down, hiking trails were off limits, and lounging was not allowed on our idyllic beaches and parks. Many kamaʻaina (locals) have noted how peaceful these islands are with out the daily barrage of visitors and industry. It has been a testament to the fragility and resilience of our ‘aina (land). However, unable to venture too far from home, making images of beaches and from hiking vistas was out of the question.  So to bide my time, I curated this album of pictures of our stay-at-home life — which was comprised mostly of take away dinners, long walks, evenings at home, and memories of better days.