Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ Source: Lao Tzu —
Thanks TWICE to Eddie Two Hawks for two inspirational quotes in a row! eddietwohawks.wordpress.com
The owners of the cabanas probably think I am sleeping, but in fact, I’m following the above advice to write today’s Timeout Post. After selecting, “Publish” I’ll return to the project.
Project? What project?
Ladies and Gentlemen; step inside!
Fernando Cevallos Sabando and his assistant Gatito work on the upstairs DJ section of Kahlua 7.8.
Jama Ecuador — “Leeee-sah!” Fernando quietly called from outside my cabana door. “Do you have the key?”
Approaching the 8 A.M. work hour, Fernando needed the key to open the gates to Kahlua 7.8, a discotheque he is bringing out of hibernation. The disco was always called, “Kahlua,” but the 7.8 links all comrades who experienced last year’s earthquake.
I opened the door, smiled and replied, “It’s hanging on the hot-water spigot on the water machine.’
“Oh!” He chuckled; the first person in the outdoor kitchen usually turns on the hot water option for tea or coffee… With his always-present smile, he added, “Excuse me – now go back to sleep!”
Fernando at work at Kahlua 7.8…
Five hours earlier under a stunning Carl-Sagan sky, I drove into the hostal parking lot just before the roosters announced the approaching dawn. Before retreating to my cabana, I pondered the best place to leave the key.
I had last seen Fernando the night before at his brother’s Palo Santo Cafe. We failed to discuss that detail when he handed me the key and said, “We are finished for the night. The lights are set up for you. Paint as long as you’d like.”
Perhaps the locals need a vibrant social spot for jazzing them out of their phone daze!
With a mischievous grin I replied, “You’re giving me the keys? And I have all night to paint? Oh my, you might be in for a shock when you show up for work in the morning!” Continue reading