I am settled in now. The dog, my Dominican street fluff.. who is the smartest dog I have ever met..insisted that we get a place by the beach.
So I said
"look here, Missy, I know that town and there is nothing there within walking distance of the beach that is less than $1000 a month."
And she said
"No - mommie-- I am sure.. We will keep looking"
And so we did. And so she found us the apartment on the beach, within walking distance of the best beach but totally protected from the weather by high stone buildings// but none that block out the palm trees or the clear shining stars in the black sky at night.
It is paradise.
And now that we are NOT going to make the island into a narcotrafficante paraiso, we have come up with a new plan
which is to turn the place into an ecotouristica paraiso
and teach you all how to live like Haitians
which is to say
in reverance to the ancestors
with respect for the Earth
with great faith in God
and amazing trust
and a smiling face
and a trusting heart
living on air and hope
and watching it all unfold