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So many reasons

“Some people say home is where you come from. But I think it’s a place you need to find, like its scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way.”
-Katie Kacvinsky

 

For some reason, South America resonates with me, deeply, profoundly, like home. I’m happy when I am there, I find great joy in speaking Spanish, bumbling my way through missed verb tenses (‘yesterday, I go here’). Even though I know I am making mistakes, I am unafraid to try.

The fruit stalls, the small markets, the smiles of people when I make mistakes in my Spanish, the sense of adventure that permeates the landscape — all makes me feel more at home in South America more than in many places I have been.  I know that at some point in my life, I need to live there.  There, there — being somewhere – Chile, Argentina, Peru.  Somewhere in the mountains.  Somewhere there is adventure.  Somewhere there are mountains and … the essence of adventure on the tip of my tongue.

And there is so much I don’t know yet.  God lord, I have yet to visit Colombia.  And Ecuador?  I barely know you.

But South America, you call my name.  Aurora.  A Spanish name.

I hear you.

One of the houses in Punta Arenas

One of the houses in Punta Arenas

Public art, alive and well. Dancing along the sound.

Public art, alive and well. Dancing along the sound.

I'd drive this truck for a ways. Except it doesn't have a front window....

I’d drive this truck for a ways. Except it doesn’t have a front window….

Rather drive this guy

Rather drive this guy (as seen in Torres del Paine with Colorado plates)

Or maybe I should just ride a pedal-bike down the mountains.

Or maybe I should just ride a pedal-bike down the mountains.

 

It’s an amazing place friends.  Get yourself there.  You might just pick up a little piece of home.

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  1. Carol Kushner #

    I’ll come visit if you move there–in an instant!

    April 3, 2015

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