Sorry I haven´t been able to write in the past few days, but I´ve been overwhelmed with so many things! (And they´re all good things, so no worries.)
Just a thought; there´s something really nice about walking out your door on a cool, sunny morning and seeing a volcano...
On Wednesday morning at the school (Kei-Balam) we had an ancient Mayan ceremony. It was amazing. I made an offering of red and white candles (red for love,for me, and white for life, for my friend Roseann, whose Dad isn´t doing too well lately. I hope it helped.) I have photos, but no time to upload now. I will later!
The big lunch I made at the shelter went to so well that I´ve been requested to do it again at the school this Thursday for the students and the teachers! I guess it´s the best way I can contribute here, everyone appreciates good food. And mealtimes are more than just about the food. It´s the time people learn about one another and talk about life. My Spanish teacher, Palmenia, is THE BEST. She´s 100% Mayan and we talk about the culture and the history of the Mayan peoples all the time. If only I had studied my Spanish as well as I did my history and culture of Guatemala, I´d be a pro by now (or at least not getting lost so much!)
On Saturday I went to Totonicapan with one of the teachers and my friend Keila. She´s from L.A., but her family is Guatemalan and they don´t live far from here, so she´s visiting them while we both volunteer at the shelter. She is one cool chica.
On Sunday morning I went to Parque Central, (all by myself without getting lost, thank you), to write.
There was a really nice fiesta in the park right outside the cemetary, so Marlo, her perro, Puppy and I sat there most of the day enjoying music and eating a lot of stuff I probably shouldn´t have eaten, but did anyway. It was a lovely day. They all are, so far.
I have to leave for the shelter now, (we´re making clay figures of our favorite animals today), but I will write more later, I promise. I miss you all!