When remembering the land of those who yearn for the "pura vida," i think of Juan.
You reminded me, if only vaguely, of what it was like to be in the presence of my beloved Poppy.
You taught me about the simplicity of life & the overstressed importance of those worldly things that essentially do not matter, & how to let go of materialism. You showed strength & agility in your age, passion & compassion. You have visions, dreams, a wild past full of strife and achievement, eyes of love & a happiness for humanity(the agenda of which, you said, must change.)
You reminded us that, "happiness is not comfortability."
We all went to the moon together discussing the divine...he who created us. He who gave us this beautiful, simple life to live.
We left you with a bicycle, & individual notes thanking you for making our trip to Costa Rica something more than a vacation, & wishing you luck in making your town "a paradise for people who can't afford paradise."
I dream that you are riding down the muddy, peaceful streets of
Puerto Viejo, spreading love to all of Gods creatures.