Well, I’m in my final days of living in Cocles. I’m excited to go back to the States for a few weeks and also excited to go live near the lake when I return. But I am sort of sad to leave here in a way. I think it takes a few months to settle in somewhere at the very minimum and I was just beginning to feel that way. I had started waving or saying hi to people I knew on the street, like I was no longer the new kid on the block anymore. I was one of the few long term people that was still at the Center. I started to know when the clouds meant rain or not. My Spanish even got a little better! I can see how the place could grow on you, but still…there are things I will not miss.
I went to breakfast with my neighbor this morning and saw this poster hanging up that really spoke to me:
Advice from a TREE
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb (!)
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view
What great advice, huh? All of the things I’m trying to do summed up in this one poem. I love it!
So I took a final look around, not knowing if I’ll ever see the place again and here are some pictures.