side note: sometimes you come across an album that speaks to the soul…
“I held onto a penance I didn’t deserve.”
-Half Moon Run ‘Unofferable’ from the album ‘Dark Eyes’
meanwhile a Southern journey continues…
I arrive in Puerto Escondido and immediately give thanks to Lady Guadalupe. A few artist musician gypsy folk, who were also in the van from Rio Grande, are kind enough to help me out with my bearings. I grab my bags from the back, say ‘gracias’ to the driver and walk into a town that is absolutely alive. The first thing that hits you here is the all pervading smell. I make my way up a busy street lined with businesses and street vendors. I find my way to an internet cafe and following a few minor technical difficulties make contact with friends who I will be staying with. It has been two days completely free of communication, no wifi, no phones, liberating on many levels. I make a call and am given instructions to head to Playa Zicatela, the Mexican Pipeline, and find a place called Los Tios. I leave the internet place, walk to the side of a busy street and flag down a ride. I find myself in a taxi, my head spinning from the whirlwind of a journey, while simultaneously taking in the new surroundings. I can’t help but feel I am having a Bill Murray moment as the taxi flies through town. In the back of my mind I wonder what life would be without these moments. Somehow in the midst of the chaos I am able to find peace, I have travelled here to find new rhythm, to submerge into Lady Pacifica and let go of some things that have been on my mind for far too long.