I took some time off, since I was on what they call “la dieta” in the Amazon, which culminated in a healing circle presided over by a Peruvian shaman. Now I’m back, though certain things are still off-limits for a few more days. There’s an immense value to paring down from time to time; you realize how little food we need to stay alive, and how the variety and quantity of what we eat is so much more than that. Going without salt in particular really draws your taste out, and lets you find amazing subtleties in the simplest food.
The garden is exploding, and it’s already time to start successive plantings of certain things. I will take pictures as soon as it stops raining.