Category Archives: Central + South America

Guatemala, mi Amor…

Guatemala was wearing a mountain-hugging, velvet black, sequined number when we met again last month – I’m prying the image now from the rock and debris of my minefield of memories. Bombs may not be dropping from the military helicopters … Continue reading

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Un Gran Día para Costa Rica

  April 6, 2014:  Last night, traffic crawled through the centre of San Jose. PAC-PAC-PAC! tooted horns of flag-festooned vehicles making their way along streets lined with yellow-and-red supporters of all ages, from babes-in-arms to the elderly. It already felt … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox, 2014, Costa Rica

It’s the strangest thing: whenever I have finished doing one of these ceremonies or rituals, it is as if I have been in a time warp – as if I’ve slipped through a tear in the fabric of space-time and … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, February, 2013

The dense morning mist throbs with birdsong and the sounds of creatures waking throughout the valley of San Ramòn. In the pregnant air of this Galactic Hawk full moon of the Mayan calendar, five large hawks hover, beating a greeting … Continue reading

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Bogota

  Today started out with a bite in the air – clouds had slipped down the mountainsides in the night – but the afternoon sun, having burned away the mists and with less atmosphere in its way at 2700 metres … Continue reading

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The Nature of Reality…

I think it was the howler monkeys that started it, in the charcoal wetness of the not-quite morning. Or maybe the surf that my still-displaced mind translated as thunder. The other musicians joined quickly, adding their voices at first one … Continue reading

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Protecting Paradise

In front of the window of  my bedroom, the land slopes steeply, then levels into a strangely open field before yielding to the bamboo and trees that line the creek. Gloriana tells me that there was once Del Monte pineapple … Continue reading

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