Learning and Living – The Land of Vive y Deja Vivir

24 Jun

I’ve been thinking about the life “value” that is interwoven into every post throughout this blog – Vive y Deja Vivir.  I come back to it time and time again – and am still figuring out what it means to me.  And well, I’ll probably be attempting to figure it out for the rest of my life.  🙂   It is forever evolving.   Then I realized, I haven’t actually shared with everyone the place where this lesson came to be known… Bocas del Toro, Panama.  Isla Solarte, Isla Colon, Isla Bastimentos, Isla Popa, and Cayos Zapatillo.

Color map of Bocas del Toro Panama

Over many trips, many moments, over many years, and with many different people, I came to build a special sense of place for these wonderous island “nations”.  Words don’t give justice to their beauty.

Enjoy this photo excursion!   And think about what Vive y Deja Vivir is all about.

Surreal paradise in color

Mangrove forest in color

Starfish in Coral and Sea Grass

Bastimentos Island

Lush Green forested path

Sunrise over the Caribe

Fishing Village

Children in a Fishing Village

Caribe Vibes Playing in the Sea

“People can only live fully by helping others to live.  When you give life to friends you truly live.  Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions.  And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.”
 Daisaku Ikeda

2 Responses to “Learning and Living – The Land of Vive y Deja Vivir”

  1. rainworks June 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Of course I love it, the last photo says it all!

  2. Emily June 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness! You make me want to go to Panama right now!!

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