Aug 6, 2017

Timeless or Timely Advertisement?

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. 
If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Jim Rohn

Sunset through Diver's Fountain
To escape the fast-moving life; 
“The American society is rapidly undergoing changes, which are too fast for some…”

To escape poverty;
“The rich are growing richer and the poor are striving night and day to prevent growing poorer;”

To escape Big Government;
“Popular government is becoming a mystery too metaphysical for ordinary brains;”
To escape climate change and global warming;
“Even old Earth is becoming demoralized, and neither her storms or the intensity of her frigidity in the north any longer reliable;”

To escape the illness and disease;
“This place offers a sovereign remedy… for any disease which the doctors cannot cure;”

Or, to escape one’s past;
“If in whose house, politically or literally, there may be a skeleton of any kind which they wish to get away from.”

When was this written?  
1874 by Claude L. Goodrich, a realtor trying to convince people to move to his newly found Tropical Paradise…
Which part of the planet did this refer to? 
Cozumel, Mexico
Seemingly not much has changed since 1874 and present day - - - 
Will have more to say on the history of Cozumel later.  For now, a few pictures.  
Storm brewing - Where we are staying for 10 weeks – nice 10-meter pool.
Shades of grays and browns
Make Tacos GREAT again.  I can only guess where the inspiration came from. 
Delicious taco and salsa samplers - From Trip Advisor
Minimalistic cemetery
Their version of death or the deceased was a rider?
Promise not to tell.
Special delivery bug?
Inside typical old Maya hut
Numbers and letters on road match sticks in the sand below.
Each representing a turtle nest full of eggs that will be taken to a sanctuary
for safeguarding until old enough to be released to sea. 
Over 2,650 found so far in 2017!  Good year.
Not sure the painting was meant to 'bleed' like this.
 From 2015 Sea Wall Murals.  This one by Kai Kaulukukui
Source:  The true history of Cozumel by Ric Hajovsky

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