I put off going to Panama for a couple of days. I need to figure out what is going on with the archaeology project at Copan in Honduras before I go running off. I also need to finish writing an article. So I found a smile and am just sitting in the sun, taking it easy in Costa Rica.
It is not a bad place to take it easy in.
I had to slow down a little bit, get in tune with the time of the tropics. In the tropics everything moves a little slower. I tend to move quickly, so I quickly tire here. The tropical sun is not the place for rash action.
Sit down, rest a while, take my shirt off. Write at leisure and stop thinking about websites, magazine editors are not coming to get me. Vagabond Journey will grow on its own volition. I just need to sit back and watch it all happen.
Take that no good feeling and shove it under something heavy and gross. No need to do anything in the tropics, just watch how the sun shines off of the palm leaves and other pretty things.
I have found my smile again.
It was just there, right there on my face when I woke up this morning. Work, work, work means nothing against a real big smile.
I will just go to Panama next week.
Manana, manana, the mantra of the tropics.
I am all better.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Heredia, Costa Rica
February 15, 2008