Sunday, August 20, 2006


I've having trouble finding the words to describe how I feel right now. I don't like flowery language; I think flowery language makes a writer sound like a freshman sorority girl majoring in English. Nevertheless, I'm having trouble describing my mood without resorting to language describing warm ocean breezes and tropical sunshine.

Our friends left today and Emily cleaned our apartment this morning. Our home is clean and quiet for the first time in two weeks. Today is also the first truly sunny day we've had in about two weeks.

I spent the morning cleaning the garbage out of two of the streams that drain the Lao Lao Watershed. After the community work we had a barbeque on the beach with the volunteers.

I guess I'm very content. That's the word I'm trying to find. After completing 11 dives last week, diving the Grotto, Naftan, Dimple, Spotlight, and Naftan for the first time, seeing my friends, participating in the cleanup and barbeque at Lao Lao today and then the cleanup and barbeque in Koblerville yesterday, and then coming home to a clean, quiet house cooled by a warm ocean breeze, well, what can I say?

Life is good.

Very good.


Pura Vida Fords said...

pura vida!

erin said...

hey angelo, reading your entry makes me want to go back to saipan... hope all is well :).

Jake said...

on the note of a "quiet house cooled by warm ocean breezes" ... im gonna drift off to sleep.

thanks for the flowery language pansy-ass! lol