To the grupo mas tuanis that has ever come to Providencia,
We hope all is well in your lives back in the states. Some time has passed and we are sure that the smell of compost has finally washed out of your clothes and the mud has dried on your boots. As some things have faded we hope that you still hold on to experiences you had here. Maybe you continue to do you morning stretches and practice being present. Maybe you still cook yourself rice and beans and make café, (all the while knowing that it will never be as good as Jauns).
With whatever actions you take we hope that your lives have been incorporated with sustainability. That you remember how precious water is. That you carry your water bottle with you wherever you go or you take shorter showers. That you eat less meat and shop consciously to find out where your food comes from. That you fight for the things you discovered you were passionate about. We encourage you to close your eyes. To breathe in deeply, to take yourself back to Tami. To the trees, to the river, to the waterfalls. To remember the sound of the rain and how the catatrats sang you to sleep (of course after we sang you dormiditos).
We hope you continue to thank the Pacha Mama for everything she provides to you. We believe that each of you carry the ability to be leaders and that your time here was only the beginning of how your lives started to change. Do not let the world discourage you, it is overwhelmed with problems but that doesn’t mean your voice does not matter. Be the change and fight for what you know needs to change. You are strong, powerful beings and your lives make a difference. Connect to others that hold your passions and values, you were never meant to save this world alone. We continue in our own lives doing our part and we hope you are doing yours. We love you and miss you nuestros rats!
Con mucho amor,
-Hanita, Steph, Carlota, Jonathan