Poking my head inside her Vilcabamba tienda, I called out in broken Spanish, “Orfa, when you next prepare humitas, please call me so I can watch you make them.” She had recently brought up a plate of humitas to our apartment and we had devoured them rápidamente! Sí, sí, no problema, she assured me.
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May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ~ John O’Donohue
[Image: Butterfly, Ecuadorian rainforest.]
I was tied to life and bound to death, tied to time and bound to eternity, tied to my limits and bound to infinity, tied to the Earth and bound to the stars. Joined to my parents, my grandparents, my ancestors, united with my children, my grandchildren, my future descendants, joined to every animal, every plant, every conscious being.
United with matter in all its forms, I was mud, diamond, gold, lead, lava, rock, cloud, magnetic field, electric spark, soil, hurricane, ocean, feather. I was anchored in the human and joined to the divine. Rooted in the present, united with the past and the future. Anchored in darkness, united with light. Tied to pain, joined to the delirious euphoria of eternal life. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
[Image: Sunset over Quito, Ecuador.]
Mañana is often the busiest day of the week. ~ Spanish Proverb
[Image: Sunset over the Valley of Longevity, Ecuador.]
When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe. ~ John Muir
[Image: View of Cotacachi, Ecuador and Imbabura Volcano.]
The hill has not yet lifted its face to heaven that perseverance will not gain the summit of at last. ~ Charles Dickens
[Image: Cotacachi Volcano, Ecuador.]
The true source of joy is love – love of God, love of beauty, love of wisdom, love of another human being, it does not matter which. It is all one love: a joyful awareness of dissolving boundaries of our ordinary narrow self, of being one with the reality beyond, of being made whole. ~ Irma Zaleski, from the essay The Door To Joy.
[Image: Skyscape, Vilcabamba, Ecuador.]