You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. — Jan Glidewell
Abrupt and inconsistent power outages return as if almost on schedule. While this may seem to be an inconvenience for some, I like to look at it as an opportunity, an opportunity to become unplugged from our devices and to return to personal interaction with those that are living in the same moment together by embracing the present. While daylight turns to darkness and the electricity has failed to return, candles are lit and place strategically around the counters and empty tables. The setting is something out of a movie especially as the stars shine down from the dark sky and we have an impromptu acoustic concert by Johnny Lightning, a great friend from PachaMama Hostel. Choosing to take in this moment I slip away and retreat to a nearby hammock where I push myself in to a slow rhythm of the music and stare up at the sky above. The gentle breeze of the night provides the perfect touch to an evening that many of us will hold for the rest of our lives.