Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tagimoucia and serendipity
My friend the Tui Vuna from Taveuni is holidaying in Australia and came down to Geelong one day to help with the music in our dance presentation at Pako Festa. He went up to Sydney yesterday but we had a farewell party for him on Tuesday night in Melbourne. I was there, but Wendy has been unwell so didn't go. Anyway we were talking about the tagimoucia flower from Taveuni and the lake is part of land belonging to a clan from Vuna. Tui Vuna then gave me a gift for Wendy, a sulu with the special flower on it and also something about the International Date Line going through Taveuni. The people of Taveuni are close to me for various reasons, one being that many are related to my relatives in Vesi village, Mali Island.
Wendy said, 'This is serendipity.' Yes, we had been thinking a bit lately about the tagimoucia flower.