A Family Vacation
There is nothing more fulfilling - and positively stressful - than a family vacation. The opportunity to spend time with everyone in the family is wonderful. But the reality of trying to corral seven different, fiercely individual, personalities is often a nightmare. It’s like dealing with seven 2-year olds, all screaming for attention at once. Regardless, I look back on the week I just...
I am not lost. Nor am I found. I just am.– Me.
The issue here is about freedom. Freedom. Because ultimately, what does it even mean to have freedom, to be free?
Sometimes the best part about traveling is arriving in a place and being so enchanted with a place, so enamored, that your heart grows. It begins to beat faster, harder, stronger. It starts to swell, it starts to fill with the beauty of your surroundings. Each smile, smell and sound lodges within, each fiber of your heart becoming that much more stronger. It starts to fill up so much that it...
I really wanted to go no farther; more than anything else I wanted to...– Santarem, Elizabeth Bishop
I don’t believe what they say, that as you travel you become a different...– Antonio Munoz Moliana, Shepard. I am shedding my layers, and moving on. Only 59 hours of buses between me and Costa Rica. Adios, Mexico.
Bye Bye Yelapa...
I am sitting outside on the couch, a place that I have spent many a moment these past weeks. A parasailer floats under a giant yellow “Sol” beer parachute. The breeze is strong but feels good. Roosters crow, I hear cats rustling. The lizard that lives under the tiles of our roof is settling into his sun-tan position. I am going to miss this spot, where I can see the bay, the water genrlt...