Watch Your Feet But Occasionally Remember To Look Up

16 Jul

Anyone who spends time in Mexico knows that you HAVE to watch your footing. Uneven urban sidewalks can mean a skinned knee or a broken bone if one gets distracted for a minute. I’ve seen openings in the sidewalk that could swallow a child, never to be seen again. In the jungle a tree root, stump or half-buried rock can take you down.

There are also the delights of looking down. There is a nance tree along my morning walk with the dogs. Tiny yellow fruit litter the ground and are quite tasty. They’re like a soft apple, not particularly sweet with a large seed. Not much to it really but worth trying if you see them in the market.

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I’ve been reading about the importance of biodiversity in our gut. These little fruits are seasonal and local. Children sell bags of them along the highway.

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The occasional snake or tarantula can also be observed if one keeps their eyes peeled during a morning walk.

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Neighbor kids found this beauty caught in our fence last year.

Of course life can not be lived only watching your feet. It’s important to look up at the beautiful sky or miss the rainbow, tucan or storm clouds. Here in Bacalar, we are never at a loss for a beautiful sky. Even during a restless night last night, the half moon glistened across the Laguna at 2 am.

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So find your balance, whatever it looks like, even if it changes every day.

DOS TORTAS

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6 Responses to “Watch Your Feet But Occasionally Remember To Look Up”

  1. Jack Scott July 16, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    It was the same in Turkey. I’ve seen smaller craters on the moon!

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    • afish25 July 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

      I know. No orange cones or yellow tape. Break your ankle they can.

      Like

  2. LJones July 16, 2017 at 11:08 am #

    What a lovely post! I now know what these little yellow fruits are:) And your quote on balance is going to be printed and hung on my wall – love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen July 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    Yep, loved the quote and will post on my FB page. xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 29, 2017 at 9:40 am #

      Yes mam time to cut ourselves some slack.

      Like

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