Thanks, Let’s Be Wild, for selecting the image of “Little Bit” Iguana in last week’s winner’s circle. This week’s theme is Wanderlust, a perfect topic for the life of the Zeebra!
When I was about ten years old, our class studied about Argentina’s pastoral Pampas grasslands. The images of horses and cattle affected me, and I dreamed of living in faraway Argentina.
Mark Knofler’s song Wanderlust makes a perfect backdrop for this post, and the video is paired with images from Ecuador. Enjoy the song while scrolling through these images of Latin America.
The words follow:
Big black cloud… On a yellow plain,
Sure enough, it Looks like rain…
Packin’ up all our Faith and trust….
Me and the wanderlust
When young, I often left my parents a sunrise note, “Gone to catch my horse. I will be riding...” and I might have drawn a map or scribbled the general direction where I planned to ride for the morning. I loved exploring the cotton fields, the lazy sloughs, or the pastures and rich woodlands along the oxbow lake that was once the mighty Mississippi River.
Open window, Empty bed and chair,
Who’s that callin,’ Ain’t nobody there…
I look behind me, And I see there’s just…
Me and the wanderlust
My wanderlust trail has taken me throughout Central America. When I ponder staying in one place verses the many areas I’ve visited, I am grateful to have experienced other cultures and crossed paths with so many amazing people. One area preps me for the next, and I am thankful for my journey.
Dead of night, I had a dream…
Sky was bright yes,
And the fields were green…
I was down the road,
In a cloud of dust…
Me and the wanderlust…
Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the Republic of Panama have all enriched my life. Ecuador now serves as home plate, while Argentina quietly beckons like Venus twinkling in the evening mist. I am sure it’s part of my personal journey to reach that point, stomp my foot on home plate and say, ‘Safe! I made it!’ (But what’s next?!)
And I’m on the edge..
Of an endless fall, Sure enough…
He’s come to call, Got to go now…
Get on that bus,
Me and the wanderlust ….
My amigo, Carlos, of 1CruzdelSur posted these images of Argentina’s pastoral equine world – the same world that infected me with the wanderlust spirit a lifetime ago.
Check out more posts on the wanderlust theme HERE; thanks, Let’s Be Wild/Wild Weekly, for these challenges that seem to be custom tailored to my life!