MY SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE: PREHISTORIC TURTLE AHOY AND THE ENIGMATIC CARLOS
Date of entry: May 21, 2009
One amazing scenario after another.
It is unusual for a man to outdo himself, three times over.
It’s almost like going to the point of no return. And this is yet another one of the reasons why I love to travel. ?️
Many people on the road that you come across (and there are many) fit into neat little boxes ? in life.
However, there are those that find a life on the roads ?️ less travelled, others that find travelling fits a neat box in between defining moments of their lives, study, work, a new career or profession, and those who become seduced by the lures of a Lolita-esque lifestyle of city lights. ?
Then there is Carlos.
A man that defines and breaks these conventions, notions of what it is to “live life” and still be in Pursuit of Happiness ?.
His road is one of passion, of a photographic narrative ?, a spiralling story of snapshot moments in life, that defy a linear scope.
He lives for the moment.
He has only a television and a room, an MBA and a life in the jungle.
He has the love of a good woman ? and the loss of a potential soul mate, and a scholarship which he will take that will take him to Poland to study global capitalism.
It could be a snapshot from a modern day Huxley´s “Brave New World”. For he is every man and no man at all.
Much as I tried to understand, I failed.
The man leaves me dumbfounded and speechless.
They cant put me in a box……
As us seven souls motored along the river ?…..the crouching tiger hidden dragon sprung into the rushing water up and seemingly almost onto a floating object of some kind.
“Ah he missed it.”
Did he miss it like flies miss a shit?
UP he came from the depths straddling a turtle, and exclaiming “help me, help me!” as we gawked like good tourists fumbling for our various Nikon, Panasonics, Fuji, or Casio cameras to get that elusive shot. ?
The dude, and I use that term in literal terms, brought up a blasted turtle!
Ninja Turtle my arse
So there sat we, turtle, Carlos, tourists and all………?
Tom…….get stuck in will you mate! ?