Monkeys dancing in the trees at dawn
Trip Start Jan 13, 2011
22Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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I am on top of the mountain, looking down at the valley and out to the Pacific Ocean. It is an incredible country. To be in the lush vegetation of the jungle, on top of a mountain and 7 miles away from the beautiful Costa Rican beaches is absolutely amazing to me. I am so GRATEFUL.
This morning I woke up to a warm yellow sunrise at 5 am and watched monkeys dancing back and forth between the trees. I just laid there.. awestruck. It didn't even cross my mind to get my camera, did not want to disturb them, plus I was thinking it was still too early--- to get Up- Up.. Also watched butterflies flit around and the toucans were squawking (although I did not see them). The wildlife, flora and fauna is so incredible here.
My travels and journey have taken me here for a reason. Most of you know that I have always been a hard worker, working my whole life, that I am always doing something: 10 projects at a time, a party here, a party there..kids, laundry, art, teaching.cooking, Well, the good Lord just said enough DOING!!! It is all about just BEING --- being here and now. And being ME.. very interesting challenge for ME!!! I can just sit for hours listening.. watching, breathing. I then ask myself what did I do all day long and I can say NOTHING and it is the grandest concept. NOTHING BUT EVERYTHING!!! HELLO.
I spent my 56th birthday at the beach at Dominical, watching the surfers, the waves, people, birds . and it dawned on me that I didn't want to just sit and watch the surfers, I wanted to be a SURFER. Still LIVING LARGE AT 56, soo I am going to take a surfing lesson, and re-certify for my PADI scuba-diving. I hope to see my 57th (just kidding)
I read, paint, meditate, feed the cats, water and care for the garden, walk, swim, and just BREATHE. Sadly a dear friend took his last breaths this week after a courageous battle with cancer. This blog is dedicated to Bill Steinlage and to his family with love. Bill taught me how to whistle..or at least he tried, and he taught me how important it is to just BE and ENJOY.
The quote." LIfe is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" says it all for me today. I know that I am the happiest luckiest woman on earth... ENJOY and hope that you are having those moments too, they go by so quickly. Love, Kari