Things have been really quiet since all of you left. The monkeys are still screaming in the morning to wake us up but late night dance parties have ceased to exist. Carlos and the Angels crew definitely miss having trap in their everyday lives.
Im sure by now you are all back in your comfortable spaces of home–probably not eating arroz y frijoles for every meal but I’m sure atleast thinking about Costa Rica just a little bit. The students in las delicias and 27 have asked for you all many times by name–I think it’s very obvious that even after weeks of time have past that the effect that each of you had on their lives is evident.
I hope that over the next few months and potentially the rest of your lives that the community here-especially the children-will have impacted each of you as well. You now all have a new place with familiar beaches, familiar birds squawking in the morning, and familiar faces that pass on the street. Maybe in the future you will return to this space and reconnect with the communities that you had the opportunity to live within for three weeks.
I’m sure you miss buying every snack from the pulpería, playing with literally every dog, and listening to the adventures of big mike–I know I surely do!
These connections are some that will be here for a lifetime and that we all got to share it together is really special! The nandamojo Watershed will miss you just as I am sure you miss it as well!
Pura vida amigos!
Kilee, Jordan and Megan!