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Posted by Jessica on Mar 15, 2005
Thoughts on a Rooftop...

We had a wonderfully relaxing day yesterday, spending most of it reading outside on the balcony that comes with our room. From my chair, I watched the ocean and the town of La Paloma slowly moving all around me. This beautiful, little coastal town has certainly stolen our hearts. And although we have plans to leave here Wednesday morning, I think we’ll visit here often in our dreams.

There are many things about La Paloma that make it so idyllic, so peaceful...so like what a home should be. And I´m afraid a detailed post or photos will never capture everything. And so while I was sitting outside yesterday, enjoying the slight burn the sun was giving my shoulders, I made a few notes to remind me in the coming months what I saw and what I felt while we were here.

Now, mind you, I had no intentions of posting these things to the website. But Tim read these notes and asked that I share them. So just bear in mind these are not written out properly, they’re just the bits of detail that danced in front of my eyes yesterday afternoon.

Sun on rooftops, red rounded rooftops, old cars that look new with the light from the sun and the wind from the ocean, a breeze that brings life, a quiet life, the ocean changing from blue to green and back to blue at the edge of the world in mere hours, gorgeous white caps that hold the light until they fall under the cover of the waves behind them, colorful sand still on my feet, sleepy coastal town, comfy, safe, and warm, the sound of the motorbikes sound peaceful here, people walking with their groceries and fresh fruit, quiet and peaceful, sandals on everyone, smiles everywhere, pups that pop out of jeeps to sniff and wait for their owners, and a breeze that moves my hair and lets me breathe again. This is La Paloma. This is bueno.

March 15, 2005 at 5:57pm
I want to be where you are! Enjoy!
March 15, 2005 at 6:26pm
oh… that's beautiful, and truly conveys a sense of place…
March 15, 2005 at 9:49pm
oh. so, so beautiful. i would love to have la paloma to visit in my dreams. thanks for sharing what you wrote. it sounds dreamy and utterly calm, serene and safe. beautiful!
March 16, 2005 at 7:01am
Doesn't it seem crazy what we fill our lives with in the states?
Thank you both for the wonderful entries.
March 16, 2005 at 9:34am
Both of you write your experiences so well! Beautiful! :)
March 16, 2005 at 9:39am
Oh My
Terp Fan
March 16, 2005 at 9:44am
You two have a writing style that never fails to knock me on my feet, and I thought I was the one who was passionate about words/writing! Although we are not there to join you on your adventure your beautiful descriptions and breathtaking pictures make it feel as though we are able to view the world from your eyes. Keep writing for I love getting lost in your adventures!
March 16, 2005 at 12:00pm
The Amazing race is around u guys at the moment it looks like they are going up towards Peru ? but im not sure they may spit the dummy and go to another country, anyway I think we need a action shot of Timmy running somewhere lol "Timmy"
March 16, 2005 at 9:46pm
Hey its me seana again jessica that was beautiful what you wrote. I hope you guys are safe and well. I love you both
March 17, 2005 at 9:31am
I'm glad that Tim succeeded in convincing you to post your notes. :) As everyone else has already said, both of you are amazing writers…

La Paloma sounds absolutely beautiful.
*dreamy sigh*

~ Rachel

March 18, 2005 at 8:57pm
Smell the air well, it's as good as its going to get anywhere on the planet.
March 19, 2005 at 7:40am
Exquisite. You guys should write a book when you're done. Enscribe every thought, sight, smell and don't forget the tactile stuff! Put in some emotional dialogue and you'd wow our socks off. Don't forget the sex! Oops,sorry parents;) No, nevermind don't put in the steamy stuff. Catch up with me and I'll write your book. I've got some old sex stuff in another life I could thow in for you. Oops, this IS public isn't it? Well there you go. You're having the time of your life and i'm embarassed(yeah right). LOVE you Jess. Will LOVE you when I meet you Tim.Bye.
March 19, 2005 at 10:05am
Dear Jess,
wow, it's great what you guys are doing, I'm so jealous, it reminds me of me a few years ago, keep on having a great time.


March 19, 2005 at 2:34pm
Hey sweeties! Love all of your posts – especially your beautiful pictures (I cannot belive those little cameras are doing such a good job!) We are closing on the new house on Wednesday..YEAH! Be safe and all that!
Carried away
March 22, 2005 at 5:45am
I concur on the successful capturing of a sense of place.

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