“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost between two spiral arms in the outskirts of a galaxy, tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” Carl Sagan
Hi from Mindo, where I’m here for a short time then back to the property. Some of you ‘saw’ where Ecaudor was rocked last night by two more back-to-back earthquakes; yes, the Mindo area rattled, though last night only one radio station mentioned the quakes which were 13 minutes apart. I kept waiting for the ‘third’ shoe to drop, but alas, all was quiet for the rest of the night.
We’ve received more rain – an inch one afternoon and half an inch the next. After the quakes, it seemed ironic to see a beautiful waxing moon illuminating the landscape. Stars twinkled in the skies as fireflies echoed those same effects at ground level. I sat in the truck and chuckled at the various programs on late-night radio channels! Cuuuuumbia seemed to trump all others.
I reflected on those on the coast who experience aftershocks every day. They continue to earn my respect and empathy.
With not much internet time and a laptop battery growing weaker, I wanted to thank those of you who contributed such amazing feedback on the Timeout for Art post. Thank you so much for sharing your stories, which provide lessons for all of us. You have confirmed that artists are ultra-sensitive people, and if we can learn to grow a slightly-thicker skin, we might actually thank those who provide more difficult medicine to help us grow!
It’s time to keep rolling, but I plan to be back on Thursday and perhaps spend the night to catch up and give you a proper thanks!