Hotel Luna Loreto
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... other outdoor sconces. For the table, though, each of the four square candles we eventually found were negotiated out of shopkeepers' special displays and cost more than four dollars apiece, even though they were only about an inch and a half square!
But two of our other Christmas guests came with a gift of true gold: a pillar candle they had travelled with from the north, made entirely from beeswax. What pleasure in its steady flame and heavenly ...
... studded with deep saffron, some in constellations of a hundred or more, like a sky facing upwards.
We saw swarms of tiny jelly fish and magnificent huge sea urchins. We saw fan coral, brain coral, and a big sea turtle swimming awfully darn fast.
Above the water line, we saw a blue-footed booby (just one, that day), then brown-footed boobies, then an osprey in a sad nest made of as much white and bright blue plastic tatters as natural shreds. We saw ...
... the hour of dawn and the hour of nightfall, I feel vitality in the very marrow of my bones and I am called, again and again, into the profound spaciousness in which mystery and the mundane can live together.
The stars and the hoar frost of snowy Canadian prairie life taught me wonder. The old growth of the rain forest taught me rootedness and strength. Now the desert teaches me peace and offers me grace.
... sorting, sorting. While I turn to my assignments, learning a new vocation, one I hope to take back to B.C. with me, she carries on contributions to ecological awareness, education, and change of practice that trademark too her Vancouver life.
This, too, is part of "re-placing ourselves": not looking for opportunities to be chameleons, to change our skins wherever we go, but looking instead for new as well as familiar ways to be well in the skins we already know.
Our current home is only two-thirds of the way down the Baja peninsula, but that is still a long drive from the U.S./Mexico border. Baja is the fourth longest peninsula in the world and it holds 23 mountain ranges, a few of them volcanic. Its highest peak, Picacho del Diablo (which has been translated as Hill of the Enchanted, though Diablo means Devil here!) is about one quarter of the way down the peninsula and its summit is 10,154 feet.