Sunrise, sunset, whatever time, whatever day. In the palace where the rainbow of flowers are born and don’t die. This is the beginning of a never-ending life. The sweet melodious sound of the flocks dance over my head as if tuning in for the concert of their lives. And so it begins. Each new rose brings a new song to my ears, each new flower sings with joy and triumph. The triumph of living.
We landed in a place like no other: the heat was overwhelming, but to us, it was almost most pleasant. Waving their leaves, the trees were murmuring to one another of the new arrivals in their land; they were the hosts of the country and admired it greatly. The fantasy of the soothing and silky colors brushing my hair and guiding me into the warmth of its arms. As each flower bloomed, I realized how grateful and satisfied it was to just be, and live free. It was like a dream. My stomach was filled with butterflies of excitement which almost made me scared at the same time. I had no other thought in my mind but one thing; I was going to see a new land. Being that this was my first time finally meeting the country of El Salvador, I knew it was going to be an impact on my life.
I focused my eyes; they were walking closer but I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I soon came to my senses, so wise and joyous. Seeing the face of nature shining with the light of happiness unmistakably inspired me. At that moment I knew there was a magical bond between us, dancing through it, I became part of the land.
As I kept exploring my father’s birthplace Suchitoto, I couldn’t believe there was still more to see, to explore and to cherish. For this land seemed to bring such warmth to my soul and to my heart. I trotted as fast as I could and almost stumbled over my own feet, but I couldn’t resist seeing what was next, so I had to hurry. The mountains swelled with gold rays from North to South locking in with the burgundy notes of the sky and the birds singing of God’s mercy to every morning’s delightful sunrise. This was the moment I knew I would be singing my freedom and peacefulness of each day.
Giving my soul the liberty to be sun kissed, I came across the crystal clear waters of the waterfall. The clear crystals shined as each drop landed on my face, giving me a true welcome to its wonderful place of luxury. I could be free without worries and just live. I had never been so indulged in my being like that wonderful place and time. A time where my life stood still and everything was in fact a real dream. I was a child again.
The most cherished memories would always stay within my heart. The peacefulness of the village, the silence of the homes, the singing birds, the murmuring trees, and the stillness of the land, all a composition of a wonderful land; Suchitoto, El Salvador.
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