Sweet Reflections

Bobby, January 29th, 2015

Some of my first childhood memories are of my grandparents talking around the dining room table about their years living and working in Guatemala.  It’s been a life long dream to travel here and now as we pack bags for the 3am departure I know I will be looking out the plane window shortly and remember a wide open people, speaking crystal clear Spanish, slowly.   I’ll remember a genuine indigenous culture living forward, who reached out to embrace us in their sacred geography and culture.   This is a place I miss already.


A Selection of 6 Word Stories from the Group

Antigua, Lake Atitlan, surf-camp, Guatemala.

Cobblestone streets leading on to adventure.

Barefoot and hungry, still she smiles.

Mayan people embody earth-sky rythms.

One motorcycle, five people, saves gas.

Sweet singing, soothing tones, then tears.

Men of maize labor under hot sun.

Volcano summit with giggling Mayan warrior.

Hundreds of mosquitoes, yo no quieroIMG_1736

Paddle forward two strokes, back one.

Spanish spoken slowly with a smile.

Needed sugar, but I poured the salt.

They love people.  We love things.

Sun kisses, ocean kisses, puppy kisses.

Different country, lost at soccer, again.

River rushes, birds sing, women wash.

Twenty people standing in Toyota truck.

Rooftop café with volcano glowing red.

IMG_1745 .Fruit baskets balance precariously on heads.

First tortilla, tenth tortilla, lost count.

Shine your shoes?  No, they’re sandals.

Chocolate and coffee makes me smile

Orphan’s thoughts, once choppy, now stilled.

I have no money, lo siento.

Group harmony doesn’t happen by accident.

Sheltered in prayer we’re given this gift.   IMG_1751

Shade’s a commodity near the equator.

Push, slip, splash.  Push, stand, surf.

Dark ocean.  Starry sky.  I’m small.

Life long dream to visit Guatemala.

Kindred spirits are found world wide.




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4 Responses to Sweet Reflections

  1. Terry Coolidge says:

    Love the “6 Word Stories!” Looking forward to learning more about the experiences behind those stories. Will be fun to match stories to the storytellers. Good work. They’re all quite descriptive. Bravo!

  2. Arleen Riffner says:

    Lovely poetic synopsis of an inspiring voyage. Bravo!

  3. Lonnie Wheeler says:

    Six words to say well done!

  4. Jess Lewis says:

    What excellent six word stories. I loved all of them. So glad you all had a good adventure!

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