A Preview of Paradise!

I thought I didn’t need a vacation from my sick leave, but I see now how much more deeply I am relaxing and recuperating from the chemo here in gorgeous Costa Rica! And just enjoying! With the crashing of the ocean and the chirping of insects to lull us to sleep, the warmth of the sun and the cooling breeze keeping the temperature just right, and the beauty of the light and magnificently varied vegetation to feed my soul, I couldn’t imagine a more restorative and pleasurable experience. Each moment has been its own version of perfection. We are even blessed with kitchen staff willing to accommodate my odd dietary needs.2018-02-21 08.18.19And we have seen monkeys! Fiercely growly howler monkeys all around! They sound like King Kong in the tree tops, truly intimidating, but then they just drape themselves over a tree limb, tethered by their tails, and nap: an excellent example of how to relax! And we are delighted by the plethora of hermit crabs scurrying into their vast variety of shells on the paths at night. They are a wonder!

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English teacher, writer
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12 Responses to A Preview of Paradise!

  1. Water is often very soothing. When I need stress relief I walk down to our creek and listen to the water run over the rocks.

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  2. gravity6073 says:

    Enjoy your paradise

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  3. curioussteph says:

    How wonderful to have a vacation exceed your expectations–enjoy your paradise preview!

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  4. What a great place to relax and enjoy the landscape, food, and weather. I am sending you positive thoughts, and hope you have some relief from stress and any other obstacles/symptoms you are currently facing!

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  5. jacobjslominski says:

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying your vacation, Susan. Your gratitude and delight over every little thing, down to the hermit crabs, brings a smile to my face. Wishing you continued peace on the rich coast!

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  6. purawika says:

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Costa Rica ! ❤️

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  7. Val says:

    Absolutely enchanting, and delightful to read and feel your sheer joy that you have shared with us, Susan! You are so happy and beautiful in your photo, witn the colours being so deep and rich. So depictive Costa Rica is~such a gift given to us to enjoy!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful time with us!
    We love you, Susan!💜🙇‍♀️ Val, Mark, Lauren & Jade

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  8. anjana says:

    Love your spirit, Susan. It’s contagious. The title might have ‘death’ in it, but your posts are filled with life and more life!

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