We are in Antigua, Guatemala.
For the first time in a long time, I felt the earth’s lively vibrations in the form of a 5.8 earthquake on Monday. In Colombia earthquakes, and some of greater magnitude, were not uncommon. Feeling another one is a reminder of where we are, and a grim warning of how much damage one can cause (sending positive energies to Haiti). Yesterday, perhaps as a result of the quake, one of the nearest volcanoes (“Volcan del Fuego”) was smoking in the morning.
Both the tremors and the smoke serve as a good reminder that under us, the earth is a shifting, living entity. Everything feels very alive right now. My brain is constantly vibrating as well, with new information, re-visiting old ideas, reaching into my creative self (after working so long in TD Bank) and the re-awakening of my reflective consciousness.
We are a group of 13 artists of different disciplines (theater, graphic design, visual arts, etc). Some will begin their third year in this project, gladly coming back to communities that have become home and family. Like me, there are 5 new artists. We are all from various parts of the world: Chile, Spain, Canada, the U.S, and are all undergoing training that will prepare us for a year-long project that will begin at the end of the month.
Updates are slow-coming because we are constanly in workshops, and come back to our hostel exhausted. There is much more to say and it will be said in the next few days! Please come back and share your opinions and comments 🙂