December 30, 2005
The View From Here
Some experiences influence you in more ways than you could have ever imagined; my short stay in Ecuador seems like it has already changed my life. Though it might be hasty to say it, I feel so at home here, so alive and so free, because everything here is teeming with life. The rainforest almost seems to quiver when you look at it, when you hear it because there is so much going on. The energy is contagious; it’s difficult not to feel rejuvenated just looking out of my apartment window, which frames a stunning composition of shades of green, from bright to dark, soft to bold. With so many textures, it is impossible for the eye to grow tired of looking at so much green! It is a plant person’s dream, and a birdwatcher’s fantasy. And I can say that from a distance; actually entering the forest itself would prove to be a mecca for just about anyone, with all that it has to offer in terms of solitude and serenity. I cannot think of a more awe-inspiring place to live.