Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Costa Rica Trip: Revelation

on March 28, 2015

There is more to write about my recent trip.
Tales of things lost and found and other challenges
I faced. How the level of activity was not “Easy” as described.
But then, when does reality ever imitate our dreams?

The day of travel ready to begin a new adventure
I approached the check-in desk and realized
That the pouch containing Passport and credit card
Was not hanging from its string around my neck.

Sheer incredulity! I told myself “I’m not going after all”.
Calmed down and called Sam, faithful car service guy.
He found my pouch with string now somehow unattached
Lying on car’s floor and brought it back to me.

O.K. Score even. Next up. Paperback I planned to read
Vanished from my seat during pre-flight bathroom break.
Once landed I replaced the loss. Kindle to the rescue.
Two things lost and found. Is this the pattern of my trip?

And so it was. One day touring on the bus my dark glasses
Were recorded as item three in my list of losses.
Finding them was easy. They reappeared when I stood up
To disembark. What is all this telling me?

As days went by sometimes I was what was lost
Walking outside after dark from restaurant to my room.
I met other travel mates who set me on a homeward path.
Maybe being found is what I should focus on.

There were other losses small and large.
Problems faced and answers found. The score
was tied. Only I am not satisfied to travel
Such a road where human cost to me outweighs the benefits.

Another journey spreads before me. Not unrelated
To my travels gone before. I’m one who is merely changing,
Not lost at all. I will find my way with travelers like me
Whose eyes are set on a distance only now appearing.

11 responses to “Costa Rica Trip: Revelation

  1. Silver Threading says:

    Your words are beautiful. I love this take on your journey. ๐Ÿ’—

  2. Meredith says:

    I enjoyed this misadventure in traveling and loss. The same has happened to me. Happily we make adjustments, find what is lost or replace it.

  3. Plakshi Jain says:

    Lovely piece and viewpoint. Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end.

  4. So many good lines in this one. I especially enjoy “I am one who is merely changing” and “travelers like me whose eyes are set on a distance only now appearing.” And you found your items! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Susan. I did find my items, with help. Learning that I need help and receiving it is more in line with my present self.

  6. ‘sometimes I was what was lost’ – such a profound phrase underlying the whole poem.

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for reflecting my meaning.

  8. ah loved this reflection of how we change and your way of looking at this offers a way to deal with it I think , to me it said many things , I am a stubborn girl of 60 who thinks that one day I will wake up and be 40 again ha ha, a dreamer who needs to go to the optician here and relish my reality with more dreamers perhaps . Love your posts they always reach me where I am at .

  9. vivachange77 says:

    I’m so glad my posts connect with you. I’m in the midst of an existential moment accepting that my trip revealed something that had been long on my horizon. I’m still working it out.

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