Uncle Dean and the lo’i have brought into my life love and aloha like I have never felt before. I have bonded with my fellow interns and have grown the strongest relationships of my life. Even the summer interns who started only a couple months ago feel like family to me and I already dread the thought of them leaving us. I already loved the lo’i but this summer it has become my favorite place to be. Not only is it an escape from the chaos and displeasure happening behind the scenes in my life, but a space for healing as well.