Today's video is by Team Arretao:
"Between the fence and the breadfruit tree
Okay folks, if you haven't caught up with our blogs so far, today is the day to really get a feel for what we are doing. The quote above is some of the beautiful accidental poetry spoken by our host, Charles Williams. Charles is quite a celebrity here (the respected kind, not the spectacle kind) and the more we talk with him, the more we see why. As he helped us get our bearings about our very complicated job, we got a whole new feel for where we are and what it means to be here.
Our day began with our first walk down a steep, STEEP, STEEP hill (with immediate anticipatory agony about the eventual walk back up) to the end of the paved road. From there, Charles sent us a bit farther until we turned left "between the fence and the breadfruit tree." As he pointed to where we were headed -- down another slope and into a ravine -- he gestured out to two tall trees in the near distance, indicating that we would find our worksite there "where the two trees stand alone."
Before we even got to our site, then, we were completely blown away by all that was wrapped up in those two simple and beautiful phrases. We were swept into a different way of finding one's place, a set of priorities that seem different from our own (but to which we might aspire), and a culture that is based in nature, surrounded by nature, and guided by nature.