Hail to the great gods of gelatinous jungle madness!! We´ve begun the adventure, and I don´t need spectacles to see the wild red muddy road we´re on. I´m already starting to understand why blood, sweat, and tears are such a literary triage--and we´ve only just begun! But I´d be lying if i said it wasn´t marvellous...
We´ve been clearing over-grown brush and spikey-viney gnarled weeds in order to untangle the hidden magnificence of this place. We´ve seen majestic multi-colored birds, found fruit trees and surprising flowers, come upon crooked necks in the river that will make excellent swimming holes come summer. And yes, we´ve been startled by the appearance of a few inquisitive snakes and big hairy spiders.
Everyday is delicious discovery.
Everyday we laugh at new jungle wonders.
Everyday we work till the sweat stings our eyes.
And everyday I find out just how little I know. I have moments that I have to stop and check myself for sanity: Am I crazy to be carving a life out of this strange green wild? Maybe. Am I happy trying? Extremely.