wonder

Tonight was a miracle.

Dave and I sat on the world famous Ipanema beach, eating acai with granola and bananas. In every echo of our ears, there were the accented voices of vendors:

Aguuuuuuuua, cervejjjjjjjja.

Queijo, queijo, queijjjjjjo coalho.

Limonada, mate, Globoooooos.

cammmmmmmarão.

Hola Heineken. Longe neckeeeees.

Later, we met up with colleagues from Caminhoes Language School to play volleyball.

There we were, covered in sol and sand,

while the setting sun painted streaks of magenta stripes across the sky,

a sly hide-and-go-seek with Pedra da Gávea,

ocean rippling lava and light.

In the north sky,

lightning danced the illuminated story

of jagged exclamation points and question marks.

In our hands were Caipis,

beneath our toes brown sugar sand,

in our hearts joy.

And then, there, in the distance,

a whale meandered through the waves,

along the coast.

Arching and dipping,

a liquid serpentine volcano.

A whale.

What is this life we are living?!

A life of wonder.

Wonder.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindaeckert37
    Jan 15, 2018 @ 21:01:28

    I love to read of your adventures, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Bill Weisberger
    Jan 16, 2018 @ 02:16:27

    This was a lovely first thing to read in the morning. Thanks.

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  3. Stefani Anderson
    Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:37:17

    I could literally hear you voice through your words. Just beautiful.

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