i am in the process of stitching together my san cristobal de las casas (chiapas) travel journal. i like the physical act of writing on paper. of journaling. the way the paper soaks up the ink. the way writing in a book makes me feel like i'm coming home to myself.
when i start this process of building a travel journal i just grab whatever feels good in the moment. and today when i was making the paper cover this heavy smooth wallpaper felt right. i'll probably put a postcard on the front. not that one. it's canadian, but there are parts of mexico that look like that. did you know that?
i love mexico. i really really do. i take great pleasure in going to a new state i haven't been to before – chiapas. which…has the greatest biodiversity in all of the americas. over 50,000 species of plants & animals.
nearly 1 million people here speak indigenous languages unrelated to spanish, the most common of which are: Tzeltal and Tzotzil along with Ch’ol, Tojolabal, Chuj, Kanjobal, Acatec, Jacaltec and Motozintlec. wow is what i have to say about all of that. thanks wikipedia for the information.
part of me is drifting south towards those south central highlands of mexico already. i can feel myself leaving los angeles. my inner axis tilting south.
the part of me that is still here printed out one of my ipad journal pages. i think i'll glue or tape it into my regular visual journal. or maybe i'll start another journal of digital pages i make in ipad. nothing pleases me more than having endless options and directions i can take. it's why i dig art. it's why i dig travel.
it's why i dig hot chocolate.
i have a lot of thoughts rumbling around inside my head that need sorting.