Kīlauea, one of the most active shield volcanoes in the world, is one of five volcanoes that make up the Hawaiian Islands. Kīlauea erupted nearly continuously from 1983 to 2018, causing considerable property damage, including the destruction of the towns of Kalapana and Kaimū along with the renowned black sand beach in 1990. In 2018, rifts started to appear suddenly in the various rural neighborhoods and lands of lower Puna, and thus began a tale of survival, desperation, destruction, and ultimately, rebirth. As lava from Madame Pele made its way from beneath the earth and spread out across the land, many lives were forever changed. People lost homes...memories...hope. But, when the lava finally reached the ocean, a conjoining of forces so powerful and primal occurred--the gift of rebirth, of new land--one that nature has provided for eons.