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My Christmas wish

By Robert Bradley

I am building a home for myself in Cuenca.

I am constructing a warm and secure shelter composed of infinite wonder and shaped by the intricate carpentry of language. It is deeply rewarding. I love sharing with you my hammering away, or more often, quietly sanding burrs smooth and crafting the beams to support my dreams.

Oftentimes, I will take long walks photographing Cuenca, seeking to capture the rapture I see every day and to share this with you, too. It is an exhilarating experience I will remember fondly for the rest of my days.

My Christmas wish is that in the coming year we will all build bridges of contemplation and reflection, find peace in the moment and that I will be granted the time to continue savoring these few precious minutes we share on Sundays.

“Look what I saw! Did I tell you about the time…?”

Merry Christmas.
Peace and Love,
Robert

9 thoughts on “My Christmas wish

  1. I LOVE this approach. We lived 6+ years in a Central Mexico campo. I was so happy! Health issues sent us to Salinas, Ecuador. OMG! The “Haves (Gringos wealthy Ecuadorians) & the Have-Nots (not wealthy Ecuadorians)” mentality was evident everywhere. We now live in rural San Jose, Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador among the local Ecuadorian people. Life is so delightful again!

  2. Feliz Navidad, Roberto!
    As a carpenter, I appreciate the metaphor. Building a shelter thru photography. Wonderful intimate pictures. Beautiful arrangements and colors.

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