I drove by this West Maui mountain for months when I first moved to Lahaina in 2003, never giving it a thought. I still don’t know its name. Then one day I was talking to a local small business owner who was active in local historical restoration.
“That’s where Polynesians believe the universe was created,” he told me.
“Indeed,” I said, or something like that.
He smiled. “What does that look like to you?”
Now I smiled. “Well…”
“It looks like a vagina, doesn’t it?” he asked.
I told him that yes, it did.
“Makes sense?” he asked.
I never checked out what he’d told me, but what would have been the point?