|The makau holds the past while
grasping the thread of the future.
In Hawaii it is the central philosophical
and spiritual symbol. It symbolizes
the connection between heaven and
"Cast a hook in the ocean and partake
in the gifts from below....so we may be
physically sustained on our life's
journey. Cast a hook and catch a star
in the heavens....so that we may
partake of the collective ancestral
wisdom and be spiritually sustained."
Sam Ka'ai, Crew Member
(THE HAWAIIAN FISHHOOK)