At the airport in Cancun, I made friends with a Virgin American crew member and a fellow traveler from Norway… perhaps we’ll be in touch.
I took a shuttle from the airport to the bus station in the center of town. I felt so “at home” again, yet felt my spirit hadn’t quite released LA yet…
Perla came with her boyfriend Mario and picked me up from the station. I shrieked with joy when I saw her…
Benny met us shortly thereafter and we made a beeline for greasy, yummy Mexican food. Guacamole, chorizo tacos, carne asada, frijoles… ala ¡Que Rico!
Benny is beyond words. He’s so pure.
We picked up Benny’s budding flame… Karina. She and I are one in the same… she possesses a true zest for life!
Ruben and Victor meet us for drinks. Back in tropical paradise, sipping a pina coloda with old, cherished friends… ahem ¡QUE RICO!
It all felt surreal… being surrounded by so many people I love again. Each and every one is so dear and special to me.
I slept in… I haven’t done that since I decided to return to Latin America. Still… sleeping in here is waking up early in LA… so maybe I didn’t sleep in after all.
After working and connecting with my client, I leave for the beach. My friends are at work and it’s just me…
I go to Playa Marlin, where I used to live. I lived in an apartment that had a beautiful view of the sea. The very waves that I so clearly remember lulling me to sleep crashed in a soft greeting of “welcome back.” When I bathed in the sea my senses began to reawaken. Little by little, I felt myself reconnecting…
I busted out the blender when I got back to my friend’s apartment. Now I can liquefy my own fresh, tropical bliss!
Sushi for dinner… catching up with Perla.
Inspired to shoot a special shot… sipping wine poolside under the cozy night sky my spirit makes the final shift… finally, I am reconnected.