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Return to the Rainforest (Part 5)

01 Aug
A Howler Monkey lazily looks at me from his perch high up on the bridge.

A Howler Monkey lazily looks at me from his perch high up on the bridge.

What a change of pace!

Eleven days ago I was running around like a mad woman trying to juggle so many things I thought I might just crash at any moment. Today I am completely relaxed, with no agenda except to make it to meals in the dining hall. Each day the work has gotten less and less as we accomplish what needs to be done. Being physically separate from my normal life has helped me to mentally separate from it as well. Here, the work I do is not the same as what I do in the office and I need this change to break up the monotony of routine.

 

The Three-Toed Sloth sprawls out high up in the tree branches, soaking up the sun.

The Three-Toed Sloth sprawls out high up in the tree branches, soaking up the sun.

I am starting to relate to the sloth a bit. There is no rushing around, but rather a leisurely pace. I feel as if my movements are slower, my thinking is clearer, and I do not feel a sense of urgency about anything. There is ample time to sit and just be, where I can rock in the rocking chair outside and just watch things happen around me. There is freedom to take rainforest hikes and sneak off for some yoga whenever I feel the need. We take breaks when we need it. No pressure.

I relax in the rocking chair and read a book.

I relax in the rocking chair and read a book.

 

 

Pura Vida!

Long-Nosed Bats hang from a dead tree throughout the day.

Long-Nosed Bats hang from a dead tree during the day.

A Strawberry Poison Dart Frog sits motionless on a leaf.

A Strawberry Poison Dart Frog sits motionless on a leaf.

The peccary wades into a mud puddle and stands there for awhile.

The peccary wades into a mud puddle and stands there for awhile.

 
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