As I packed the painting kit with the little wooden tractor in a large box with other kits, puzzles, and school supplies, I wondered whose hands would finally hold and paint it. It took awhile for the box to reach Tegucigalpa, Honduras, but finally, it arrived. Then it made a short trip to my […]
It was almost twelve years ago when I first arrived in the village of El Vado de San Pedro, in Nayarit, Mexico. Its six cobblestone streets crisscrossed each other like a game of tic tac toe and to this day I can still stroll down them in my mind. The adobe houses on the street furthest to the east gazed out over the placid San Pedro River and the street furthest to the north was overshadowed by "el cero"; which was a cross between a mountain and a hill.
It didn't take long for me to become accustomed to life in El Vado; to the morning breeze which woke me up at daybreak as it parted the lace curtains by my bed and the languid Iguanas that looked down on me from the treetops. The sight of cowboys herding their cattle across the river always made me smile, and savoring hot "churros" with a cup of coffee on Sunday morning soon became a habit. There was so much that was charming, but when I looked beneath the surface I saw the needs and I wanted to do something to help, so when I returned to the United States I incorporated a non-profit and named it “Fields of Boaz”.
" Over the years, the arts always played a role."
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