Friday, August 13, 2010

now

We've been back in the jungle for a couple of weeks now. It's like we never left and feels like we've been gone a very long time. The road to our house is a tiny bit better but the one to town is worse. It's either screaming hot or pouring rain and I found a scorpion in my bedroom today.

Reconnecting not only with J but with our friends, kids coming round to play, friends dropping by, my mystic friends bringing a potluck while we sat at the table and had a good long chat. Another came to bring tortillas and catch me up on the village gossip. In between I am lazy and watch the iguanas crawl by.

J's made such progress on our house, it's incredible to see the walls so high. Everyone is taking notice now, the strange house growing in the jungle, born of sweat and blood and time apart.

It's wild here and it's calm. It's rugged and fierce and peaceful and beautiful. We have all kinds of trees on our land, avocado and mango and a butterfly tree. Hundreds of avocados and butterflies but no mangos yet. Maybe next year our neighbors say. Maybe next year.

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21 comments:

cheekyketek said...

It makes me so happy to think of you hanging in that Central American jungle with your little family.

-Gwen

琬群學葉安高 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

江趙雲虹趙雲虹仁昆 said...

上來打聲招呼,祝你一切平安!............................................................

Amber said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for your mangos. But I have to say that hundreds of avocados sounds pretty awesome, all on its own.

王辛江淑萍康 said...

第一次來這裡 愛上你的部落格 感謝你的分享...............................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

跟您打聲招呼,願我們大家都更好!!..................................................................

Seattle Mamacita said...

sweet jen, just catching up on your blog after returning myself from two weeks with my three boys in the jungles of punta laguna, mexico...so tempted to take the road you've traveled after settling in with mis primos y familia alla and yet know it is so bitter sweet to do so. wishing you many mangos and butterflies ahead.

Kyla said...

I admire your ability to take it slow. We were at the lake this weekend and I was starting to climb the walls by the time vacation was done. I'm no good at slowing down.

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」..................................................

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。......................................................................

石JaquelynS_Whitesi白 said...

看著你的BLOG 好多朋友都回應 真厲害..................................................

fdsaf said...

聰明的人喜歡猜心 雖然每次都猜對了卻失去了自己的心............................................................

蒲亮奇 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~..................................................

fdsaf said...

有深道,要慢慢感受~~^^ 加油......................................................

krista said...

i know i came here to say something about you and being amazing and all that but i got sidetracked by all the japanese comments.
i get easily sidetracked.
xo

HerbalJD said...

Hello Jen, we do not know eachother but I am in awe of your story. I am 22 years old and I too want to move to the jungle some day. I believe our society as we know it, has gone down the drain. People are more materialistic than ever before and we're systematically killing the planet in which we live. I believe we were never meant to evolve into such a hateful, killing machine. I feel we were brought about with nature and meant to live along side it while living as little of a footprint as possible. I admire your decision and hope one day to be your neighbor.

Could you update your twitter often? I'd love to keep in touch with you guys. Take care, be safe!

Amanda said...

Dang, sorry to interrupt all the foreign porn spam.

This: It's wild here and it's calm. It's rugged and fierce and peaceful and beautiful.

Sounds like you.

xo

Dark Daughta said...

That happened to my blog but once i started moderating my comments and deleting their comments everytime someone posted, it stopped. Things have been pretty damn quite in that regards for the last little while.

Jenn said...

(Insert Asian porn comments here.)

A scorpion in your bedroom?

And an avocado tree and a butterfly tree?

Your forest sounds enchanted.

XOXO.

Dark Daughta said...

unh...quIEt not quite. heh :)