Yesterday during my first lesson at Escuela Runawasi, it rained. It seems like a small thing. To many North Americans rain is primarily an inconvenience. It requires extra clothes and equipment to get from place to place. It makes mud and gets things dirty. However, most people around the world are much more aware of the fact that rain is necessary for our continued survival on this planet.
Bolivia has been in a drought this year and any bit of precipitation is a welcome sight. The day before there were wildfires in the Tunari mountains near Cochabamba. It seems that your nearness to the land and source of your food is directly proportionate to your appreciation for precipitation.
That’s all. No more deep thoughts. Just little thoughts along the way right now. It’s all my brain can really handle while learning a new language. Dios los bendiga!
Picture from World Food Programme article linked above.