May 13, 2014


In quietness all things answered,
and is every problem quietly resolved.
Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void 
that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said...

Every morning as we sit out on the balcony, I see this strange animal.
Both Arvid and I could not figure out what it was.  Sure we had many 
possible names for it, but turns out they were all wrong.  

One afternoon on one of our daily walks, (yes, in Mexico we walk all the time, so unlike in Florida) 
we asked one of the locals and we were told that this creature is called an Agouti. 
Agoutis are short-tailed rodents which are native to some areas in Mexico,
and they roam freely.  So far we have spotted them quite often.  In their own
way I find them quite interesting and I love to see how they hunt for food. 

Their coloring is quite interesting because their fur contains a pattern of pigmentation 
in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips. 
It can also be used to describe a similar multi-coloured coat in animals such as cats and goats.

I think I will just have another cup of cafe and my book while Arvid is still asleep.
There is something going on all the time, so for now will just
relax on the balcony and watch the tour boats prepare for their daily journey.

People watching is so very interesting.  The all speak a different language,
act differently, dress differently, but at the end of the day when they walk in 
that boat they all become "friends" if only for that journey out at sea.
How do I know?  Because by the time they return everyone is laughing and
when they leave they are all hugging each other.  No matter our differences,
we are all the same in so many ways.

Good morning everyone. Right now it's nice and quiet.
 Hope you find your day as entertaining as I find mine. 
 The key is to make it happen!

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience:
 this is the ideal life...