“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier
Quito Ecuador – Returning to Hotel Andino is always a pleasure, and I am able to rest, run errands and almost always take a Timeout for Art.
Tucked on the back corner of the second floor landing, Room #7 offers a sweet little nest for one. A small built-in wall unit makes me wonder what the room’s original purpose was, and I suspect that the towel-rack area in the bathroom was once a doorway.
Each time I return, I hope that Room #7 is available for another Timeout for Art.
An artist had painted a whimsical hummingbird on the bathroom wall, but over the years its beauty diminished feather by feather from routine maintenance. The art received the utmost respect from the ones who painted around the art, but no one dared re-touch the delicate areas.
The hummingbird seemed lonely, so after strengthening the painted-over areas, I expanded the make-believe vista. The large flower also required attention. My supply of acrylics was limited, so I mixed what was believable and started painting – with hopes to find a few supplementary floral colors in a nearby shop.
Typing offline, I am presently at Hostal Palo Santo in Jama where the internet ranges from fairly healthy late at night to slow and then ‘nada’ – from a few hours to days — the longest stretch was two days. Perdon my silence, especially to those who left thoughtful comments on the last post! Even without internet, there are many projects and lots of stories to share and too-few hours in each day!
May 13 is Ebird’s Global Big Day… Give your local birds a chance to chirp and be counted!