I just got back from my trip to Ecuador and Peru yesterday. I’m still digesting everything little by little. While that’s happening I think that I’ll share an experience that I had yesterday while I was riding my bike. I went down the street and noticed everything moving faster then I had remembered. What was causing this shift in tempo? Was it something that was externally effecting my surroundings or was it something internal that had shifted. Things were much slower where I had just come from in the country side. Was it just typical culture shock? Perhaps on a certain level. Then what causes that shock? Two different frequencies coming together suddenly. It then occurred to me that the city had not changed as much as it was the speed at which my mind was moving. Over the course of my trip I had slowed down. The interesting thing was that even though things seemed faster, I felt more calm then I remember being as I rode through traffic with taxis buzzing past. I had traveled these roads hundreds of times and yet it was never like this. I suppose that it will always be changing. I hope that this change will continue to allow me to see more of the wonder that is around me.