I was saving this nice story for later in my Canada series…
D and I had spent a whole day traveling from Caraquet, NB to Quebec. We dodged road construction bottlenecks, rain and fatigue. At the day’s end we called it a day in a city called “Rivière du Loup”, at about 2-3 hrs from Quebec city.
Something had caught my eye on a neighboring car when we parked our car at a hotel. But, we had a lot to do including registration and hauling bags. Once everything was done I wanted to go back outside. But when we finally got to our car, the neighboring car had left.
But, how happy I was the next day to find it!
A Hawaiian sticker. It was a honu or a Hawaiian turtle showing the Hawaiian islands in its belly. I was not insensitive to that.. If you don’t know me, I was raised in Hawaii and live far away in France since many years. So, this was a significant find for me.
Honu is considered in Hawaiian legend a guardian spirit or “Aumakua”. An aumakua is like an ancestor that would take the shape of an animal. A good sign. I felt wonderful finding it.
Next to our rental car.
Seriously, out of the hundreds of thousands of cars driving in Quebec, what were our chances of finding one with a Hawaiian symbol? I don’t even want to try and calculate that one…
I know that it was meant to be.
I am protected and loved.