Saturday, January 17, 2009

Adventures in Belize

Day 10-
Fact: Belize's rainy season typically runs May-November.
*We're experiencing a run of 9 of 10 days and 36 of the previous 48 hours in intermittent to continuous precipitation ;D

Today we hosted a group of 20-30 Maya youth and their parents under a thatched canopy on Cristina's roof!
The students on scholarship through the Julian Cho Society & Maya Education Foundation gather twice yearly to discuss performance and upcoming events. My knees were knocking while presenting our ideas for scholastic improvent after less than a week on the job. Thankfully, the initiatives were well received and I was able to return to the comfort of my corner, aware that most people were probably thinking more about their long trips home than my ackward delivery (20+ mile treks- by foot, on a bus and in the rain- back to the surrounding villages).

On a more thought provoking level, what are the chances that 3 1/2 yrs after graduating from the University of Minnesota- Duluth (UMD) I find myself in a town of less than 6,000 residents in Central America with eight students, on eight week tenures, teaching, from the University of Minnesota, Duluth? I will never ceased to be amazed at the furtive manner in which Life makes an effort to remind us of who we are and where we come from, no matter where we go- DONTCHA KNOW!

Signing off......

Thoughts you cannot see
Thoughts that want to be
Thoughts can set us free
Thoughts you cannot cage

Thoughts that dot the page
Thoughts can heal the rage


Thoughts you choose to share
Thoughts that show you care
Thoughts can get you there!

yeah, really signing off....

1 comment:

  1. Like the poem! You got it, gurl! lol Seriously, you really have a way with your words. That is a skill that you hold up high and that you should be proud of (your writing, that is).