Although untouched remains a myth and pristine has ceased to exist, the remote stunning nature of the African wilderness is what draws people near and far. The ubiquity of plastic is not something new.
With environmental news perpetually disheartening, the tragedy that struck Cape Town filled me not with discouragement nor worry, but rather hope.
To make a place feel like home, it requires two things — culture and history. Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula certainly has a wealth of both.
From country to country and people to people, a reverence for the land was instilled into each culture.
As an undergraduate senior eager to capitalize on my last few classes, I was drawn into this concept of meditation. Mindfulness took front and center, but it was not in my efforts to tame my wandering mind that I became so cognizant of the present. Rather, it was in my effort to become a “skilled” environmental major that an awareness of the present took hold.