So I gathered up the cat boys to read the poem by Kumu Pilahi Paki (1952), a poem which describes the meaning of Aloha. Literally Alo means face to face and Ha means the divine spirit. So when you say Aloha you embrace each other in the shadow of divine spirit, a joyful sharing of life energy, a mutual respect and regard for affection with no expectation for return.
The catboys who are well introduced into the spiritual sciences immediately assumed the Aloha posture waiting for someone to cross their path so they could give them an Aloha hug. Looking one way
and the other searching for someone to hug, no one to find
they had to go find someone,
perhaps hide behind a pot and jump out for a surprise aloha hug!
I said dudes, "maybe you can show your friends how one does an Aloha", and no moments wasted I saw an Aloha kiss.
Ollie who was amused by this game ran indoors to do a sneak aloha attack.
Here's what we read....
Akahai E Na Hawai`i
Kindness, express it with a feeling of tenderness.
Lokahi A Kulike
Unity, express it with a feeling of harmony.
Olu`Olu Ka Manao
Agreeable, express it with a feeling of pleasantness.
Ha`Aha`A Kou Kulana
Humility, express it with a feeling for modesty.
Ahonui A Lankila
Patience, apply it with perseverence.
Cat boys joyfully filled their paws with aloha kisses and blew them in the air for you!