Mexico and No Swine Flu or Drug Wars

Quiet moments
steal out from under me
on the wings of chirping birds
and crashing waves.

How is it that this place,
so alive with sound,
is yet so filled with peace.

I machete the coconut,
drinking the Divine liquid
elixer hidden inside.
Splitting it open,
i scoop out
some young, tender coco-meat for me,
leaving plenty for the myriad of birds
hiding in the bushes
awaiting their turn–
Golden-Breasted, Metallic Blue and Green, On-Fire Orange–
the list is endless.

i add raw, organic agave and water to the coco-meat,
and puree it all together,
adding vanilla and a hint of cinnamon
until it is custard consistency.

Scoop into a glass container
and drizzle with agave and cinnamon on top
and place in refrigerator.

Time to serve guests, i layer the custard
with bananas and mangoes
and spoon into individual bowls.

i love the moment of silence while mouths are filled
followed by the widening of eyes and smiles
and the groaning, “mmmmmmmmm, delicious!”

i am meant to be in a place like this.
i thrive here.
And so does all the life around me.

i can overlook the mosquito war zone of my body,
when victory has such sweet rewards.

Quiet moments and crashing waves dance together
with hot sun and cool breeze,
tart limone and pungent papaya,
sweet cocos and spicy chiles…
this land of duality
is the perfect accompaniment
to my life’s path.

i am meant to be in a place like this.
i thrive here.
And so does all the life around me.

julia butterfly hill June 2009

To see where i stayed:

http://www.casavivatroncones.com/

and where i am moving:

http://www.playaviva.com/

Published in: on June 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm  Comments (9)  
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