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164. brays bayou

a small body of water

is enough to remind you

just how alive and connected we are

to everything else

152. golfo de nicoya

out at sea

thoughts process in different patterns

not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet

deep waters meet the skies above

the horizon stretches out

beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land

you see far, yet you walk little

the contradicting situation grants you a moment

to sit still and contemplate the vastness

to remind oneself of the smallness of you

of the limitlessness of life

and the fact that you are part of it

thus, in fact, you are not small

you are endless

144. keep it weird

an oasis of free spirits in a land of mostly outdated, backward, petroleum-fueled thinking

this city is best described by its motto: keep austin weird

good food, live music, perfect weather

a thriving biking culture, brave to ride amidst reckless gas-guzzling suv’s

beautiful people, inside and out

i felt a sense of place and community that is rare to find in this country

this grassroots, earth-rammed bike park was packed with austin’s finest and most eclectic

a fitting irony, that the capital of texas is now one of the most progressive and liberal cities in the united states


143. rain

just like sun, we need rain

without the wet, there is no dry

if it was never cold, gray, tempestuous and dark,

how could we ever understand and appreciate bright, sunny, hot, breezy days?

neither is better

both are essential

opposite elements in nature give us a clue as to what opposite forces live within us

rain invites us to go inside

dwell inside to contemplate our self

go to the opposite places in your mind, heart, body and soul

know them well

with this knowledge, you can live in the middle

live in love

rediscovering the love that always is, you are in complete balance

thank you rain

142. the great wall

snaking along the northern asian mountains

the great wall of china still stands

a testimony to the lack of unity in mankind

a reminder that we must all get past history

past our differences, shed all fear

that biggest of illusions, that impedes us

from remembering that the only reality is love

that we are all part of one loving one

the great monument is not the stones, the parapets, the steps

it is the majestic mountain range

undulating the surface of the earth as far as my eyes can see

that display of nature’s magnificence is greatness, beauty, awe

humbled by the great mother

gratitude for life fills my soul


141. la carreta tica

my grandfather tito

whenever i asked him “¿cómo estás?”

he would always reply the same way,

“empujando la carreta” (pushing the ox cart) he would say

a national symbol and icon of joy for all ticos,

a tradition that embodies so much of who we are

no two carretas are the same

always uniquely hand-painted according to the creativity of the artist

they are put in motion thanks to the efforts of a graceful animal

the wheels are a costa rican mandala

you can observe them forever

meditating on love and beauty

the carreta is a humble reminder of a life more connected with the natural world





131. go forth

get on the boat and navigate

sometimes you sail

sometimes you fail

but every single time you live and learn on the trail

every moment of life is a precious gift

a chance to grow that is only there at this present moment, so live in it

be it

make it

live it

do it!

124. home

a withering tree slowly dies amidst the power lines

there is beautiful poetry in the lines of movement created by the tree’s bends and its leafless branches, even in its final stages of life

let us be mindful of our actions

let them be guided by light and love

care for your home, this planet we are blessed to be in

120. al jasrah

life is a constant threshold

you are free to open or close the door

to go through or to stay put

this is your choice

you can choose to be open to give, open to receive

if you open your self, the world opens to you

119. playa sombrero

dawn yielding to sun rising over península de osa

at its emptiest, the low tide reveals the rock lines at the bottom of the ocean

waking with the sunrise, the slombering waves begin to swell